Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Love Index Cards

I buy them in bulk, they ARE the best thing since Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate and Diet Coke. {Well... maybe not the Diet Coke, but they are a close second} They have become the answer to all my prayers and problems.

I use them for everything...



  • A book mark - I even can jot down the page that I was last on if one of my kids thinks it would be funny to pull it out.

  • A chore chart - I have taken up giving my kids each a chore list on an index card everyday when they come home from school. I list on them what needs to happen before they play with friends, activities they have that day so they (and I) don't forget and even stuff that needs to be done before bed. Which is great, so that when they ask if they can play with friends, or play on the computer, or watch TV, I can say, "Is your card done yet?". I am no longer the bad guy. The fun thing for them too, is that they like crossing things off as they get them done.

  • A reminder - I have a card for me too of the things that have to be done that day. That way, I can constantly remind myself of what is happening that day and hopefully not forget anything. It also helps me prioritize what has to be done.

  • A scratch piece of paper - I keep several in my purse. They are great for writing down things like prices for comparisons when you are out shopping, or an address when you are out and someone tells you where something is.

  • And the all important toothpick - and don't say gross! It has come in handy when I have been out at a restaurant with Jayden and he gets something stuck in his teeth. He is not a patient kid, and when something is stuck, he wants it out NOW!

Like I said, I LOVE index cards! Just sayin'.

6 comments:

Lhone said...

What good ideas. I might have to go buy some index cards!

Heather - said...

seriously, did you get paid for this endorsement? If not, you should have been! :)

James Hatch said...

I had to buy index cards for a class in college once. I think toothpick was the only thing I used them for.

Heather - said...

Toothpick? Really? I would never think to use them for that. I thought it was ingenious when Andrea mentioned it, but now James, too? Is this another one of those "Hatch things"? Are you all using index cards for toothpicks? :)

Lhone said...

no, that is NOT a hatch thing. I think that is disgusting! What would happen if the corner breaks off inbetween your teeth? Then what would you do with paper jammed in there?

Dean and Cindy Hatch said...

Cool ideas, Andrea. Minus the toothpick thing. How have I gotten by so long without some?