This is what I have been doing for about a week now:
Here are a few scientific, tried and true canning tips:
1. It's best to can with another person, whom you like very much. When preserving fruit alone, the hours will last 120 minutes, whereas when preserving with a beloved sister or friend, the hours fly by in around 20 to 30 minutes apiece.
2. Ignore the children. They scream and fight even when the parents intervene, so there is no sense in interrupting the peach peeling just to wrestle with angry preschoolers. They're probably building character, anyway.
3. Don't say something like, "If I don't see another peach until next fall, it will be too soon." This will guarantee that a well-meaning father or other benevolent person will call with an offer of two boxes of the best peaches in town within one hour. Refusal of these (Bud Schow beautiful lick your arm to not waste any juice) peaches would constitute serious betrayal of provident living principles.
4. Rub a dry finger around the mouth of each jar before placing the lids and securing with rings. This gets the sugar and other debris off the glass to make a nice strong seal. This will also prevent a fridge full of bottles of peaches that induce serious anger and regret that the peaches are now cooked and bottled, but not preserved.