Annie’s first year at school was a steep learning curve for me, especially in terms of our morning routines.
This year we have to be even more on the ball as we pick up a friend’s little boy on the way to school so really cannot be late without also making her late for work and the kids late for school.
My path to ‘morning win’ starts the night before. I do as much as possible before I go to bed so I can afford to be a bit lazy when I wake up. I leave the kitchen clean with all the washing up done and put away, I lay out the breakfast bowls and glasses, put Annie’s uniform on her chair and make sure Annie’s school bags are filled and on the buggy handle ready to leave the house on time.
This means that in the morning I can get breakfast into the kids, do Annie’s hair, using the style and hair bobbles she demands that morning and leave the house on time.
Now there are always mornings where things go wrong, someone may squirt toothpaste all down their school dress leaving me to run it quickly through the machine as she covered the spare dress in paint the previous day at school. Someone else may refuse to get his clothes on (I’m talking Ez Bear here, not the hubby!) and have to be wrestled into an appropriate outfit for leaving the house in.
On mornings like these, when we just run out of time (and patience) I love being able to zoom through breakfast and win Mummy points by being able to pull some belVita Breakfast Biscuits out of the cupboard. If you’re 5 or 2, being allowed to eat biscuits at breakfast time is one of the biggest treats going and they can be eaten on the move if we’re super late.
As these have 5 wholegrains and release energy steadily throughout the morning I feel quite happy giving them to the kids on mornings when time has passed us by and we’re flying out the door.
We were sent three boxes of belVita Crunchy biscuits and they were delicious, nice and crunchy and full of flavour. The fruity apricot ones were my favourite with the hazelnut ones coming a close second. I’m not a massive chocolate fan but the choc chip ones went perfectly with a mug of tea after the school run, and the kids thought they were the nicest of the bunch.
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