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My day is pretty peaceful and moves slowly until about 2, but then the chaos starts. Nap time is over, and we have to hit the carpool line and hurry up and wait for school to let out. Then, we have to get everyone home, tackle homework, get housework done, and get ready to cook dinner and start our evening. Today I’m sharing our afternoon routine, how I’ve got my son handling his own afternoon responsibilities, and how we stay organized and have a productive afternoon.
Our afternoon really starts in the carpool line. I try to use that time for something, it isn’t always necessarily productive, but I can answer emails while we wait. Then, on some days I watch videos on my phone and take a few minutes just to veg out and mentally prepare myself for a busy afternoon. After we get out of there, we head home. This is where my son’s responsibilities start. I don’t give him a ton to do, but he does have some basic things he’s in charge of. Each day he makes sure his backpack makes it into the house, he gets me his folder to check and we talk about what color he got on his behavioral chart that day. He also takes his lunchbox, empties out any trash or dishes, and puts his ice pack back into the freezer. This is a simple task that he can handle, that means one less thing on my brain. He hangs up his backpack, and then it is time for a snack. Here’s one of the keys to our productive afternoon- everyone gets a nutritious snack to hold us over until dinner. Lately, my son has been loving the new Chobani® Gimmies™ yogurts for kids for a snack, and in his lunch box, too.
From the packaging to the yummy flavors, and fun mix-ins, these are extra kid-friendly, and great for helping kiddos power through the day. My son absolutely loves the flavors Best Birthday Ever and Ooey Gooey S’more. Chobani® Gimmies™ yogurts are made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients, and never any thickeners, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners. Like all Chobani® yogurts. They are a snack that I can feel great about giving my son, and he loves them, too.
Chobani® Gimmies™ yogurts are more nutrient-dense choices compared to typical kids’ snack choices, packed with protein and support good health for children. You can get Chobani® Gimmies™ yogurts at your local Walmart, in-store or through Online Grocery Pickup! We love the Grocery Pickup service and use it every week. It is perfect for busy moms. Find out more about Chobani® Gimmies™ yogurts here, and Online Grocery Pickup at Walmart, here.
After a nutritious snack, its time to knock out any homework that my son brings home. Then, we all straighten up. This helps us a lot to have a more relaxed evening and to keep the household clutter, toys, and mess under control. Then I can get ready to cook dinner, and we can all wind down for the evening. I enjoy this routine and how it keeps everything moving in the afternoon, I think my kiddos also like having the structure during the afternoon at home. Hopefully, that helps give you some afternoon routine inspiration for your own home!