So, we have about two weeks before Moo’s preschool screening. I’m a little worried that she’s going to test out of Pre-k. That would be a good thing if they were going to push her own to kindergarten but they don’t do that because her birthday comes 4 months after the age deadline. I’ve been thinking about putting her on a homeschooling schedule if she does and today we had our first rough run through!
I will admit it was a challenge because I had to chase after and take breaks to entertain JJ but I am thankful to say it went well for the most part. And my playgroup actually has recess dates at one of the local parks not too far from us. So, we’ll make it work as Tim Gun would say in this situation.
I am thankful that my speech therapy exercises with JJ are going well. He’s making the effort to try to say words. I’ve replaced his Mickey Mouse time with watching My Baby Can Read and videos about letters and how to sound them out. And it’s all free thanks to YouTube. I’ll be doing a post soon with links to the channels we like. I also make more of an effort to not give him things until he tries to ask for them using sound instead of just pointing at them.
These last few weeks I am thankful that I have taken the time to really focus on me, myself and I. I feel like I’ve been putting other people first so much that I forgot to take my needs and I felt like I was about to spiral into a dark cloud. I decided to turn off my phone and dial back on my social media for about a month and take time to smell the roses and be present in my family life at home more. A few people are not too pleased with this choice but I did this for me and not them. We all need a break every so often from the outside world.
I feel refreshed and have had the opportunity to refocus on some things. It’s been nice to be sort of MIA.
What are y’all thankful for this week?