Winner is Comment #7 (www.random.org): KELLI
It wasn’t that long ago we had a houseful of kids, and a full calendar to match. Three kids, busy with all sorts of activities, was a challenge to keep track of.
I bought a large, refrigerator-style calendar, skipping the type that had a nice picture and instead going for one with large blocks. It was our only calendar, and I was the only one allowed to write on it.
Each family member was assigned a color. Dad was green (he brought home the paycheck), I was red (the heart of the home), daughter #1 was pink, daughter #2 was purple, and our son was blue. I bought highlighters in those colors, and put them in a magnet-style basket that was attached to the fridge, next to the calendar. Any activity – a sports practice, cheerleading practice, football game, orthodontist appointment, sleepover, birthday party, was written down on the calendar in non-smearing ink. Then I ran a streak that matched the family member whose appointment it was over it.
A white marker board might work well if you can post it high enough that little fingers won't smear / erase it. I could easily see, even from across the kitchen, if anyone needed to be anywhere at a specific time.
Simple, inexpensive – who doesn’t love that? - and it worked for over twenty years.
It might tame your calendar too.
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