I'm gearing up for my busiest year yet in my almost 5 years of being at home. So busy, that I actually had to resort to scheduling out everything in order to fit it all in.
Corbin begins daily PPCD (Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities) classes next Tuesday which will be from 7:45am-9:45am. And with his recent diagnosis of apraxia of speech, he is also attending private therapy 2 more times a week (and possibly more in the future). He is also receiving occupational therapy once a week (we are trying to work up to twice a week) for fine motor and sensory issues.
Hayden begins his first full year of homeschooling next week. I've been lesson planning and organizing materials all week for the next month of lessons. I am blessed to have 36 weeks of lesson plans and curriculum done for me, but there is still plenty of prep and adapting that needs to be done. The results of this year will determine if we will continue educating Hayden at home, or if I will enroll him in Kinder next fall. This year, as he is still four, I am mixing PreK and Kinder materials for him. He is advancing well in his reading and is already in Kinder material. We took a break (except from reading) this summer, so I am anxious to get back to working with him.
Hayden is also beginning another year of AWANA on Sunday evenings. We switched to Sundays this year from Wednesdays. Wednesday was just too hard to do during the middle of a busy week, plus it was at 6pm which is generally our dinner time. I am very excited to have it on Sunday afternoons now!
This year I also took on the role of Family Ministry Director at our church, and I am loving it! But, that too comes with meetings, planning, and work that I have to proactively schedule to make sure I stay on top of it. I'm also trying to stay healthy so I can do all these things by working out at the YMCA 3 times a week! Oh and don't forget all of that cooking, cleaning, and other things we wives and mothers do, HA!
My schedule is a sea of ink, but somehow I managed to put it all in there - with even time to relax and do my quiet time each day! I think this year I will have to survive on lots of prayer and reliance on God. Lucky for me, I thrive on less time, not more. Give me a whole day to something and I will procrastinate until the last minute. Give me 30 seconds to do something, and it's done. That's just my personality. So, I'm kind of looking forward to the chaos.