I know what you're thinking...it can't be possible that this smooth running ship would need any kind of prompting to stay on course. But I can assure you that with four children all doing various things, laundry to switch, clothes to rescue from the dryer (because heaven FORBID I should ever iron!!), a 3yo to get to potty on time (because thus far, more often than not, he lacks initiative), dinner to start on time, and a daughter who likes to race the clock for her math (or it's just not worth it) a timer would be a bit helpful.
Dan found just the perfect one for me. I need a wider lanyard though because this one digs in a bit because it is thin. My other one doesn't have the right kind of hook to attach to the timer. It would have been fun with just a touch of irony. It's a lanyard with the elementary school down the street's name on it- from my former days of being on the PTO. Dan remarked no...that's not just a little ironic. It's VERY ironic! I'll be on the look out for the perfect lanyard. In the meantime, the MOPS lanyard it is...
Check it- four timers which can count up or down..this thing totally ROCKS and no complicated directions. It's intuitive.
So, what have I done with my timer?
- keep accurate control of media time (playstation, computer- including my own!
- alarmed when it was time to get those fries soaking (dinner prep)
- reminded myself it's time to take J3 to the potty
- set a timer for R8 to complete her math
- alarmed the time to check on my laundry
- set a quiet time for the kids when they needed it the other day