Jon sent me an email this morning with the rest of our summer and fall travel schedule. And let me just tell you: Holy travel WAY TOO MUCH. Although I love it, I was reminded that Jack is about to start a new and exciting adventure in the fall. What is this, you ask?
It's school, people. Oh dear goodness, SCHOOL!! Let's all take a moment to freak out and notice my all caps and exclamation points.
If I don't die of a heart attack watching my little guy head off to his classroom, I will have to try and create some balance in this whole schedule of ours because we may just all go a little crazy around these parts. There is nothing worse than messing with someone's schedule, especially Jack's.
As if I wasn't already feeling the anxious dread of too-filled-up-days, I got a call this morning from Jack's feeding therapist, the one we travel two hours, both ways, to see. We had to cancel the month of July because we are busy doing what we do in the summer time (traveling, hello!). She left a message wanting to talk with me about our schedule and if we should just forgo therapy until fall. She has other patients that she could see on a much more regular basis, during our time slot. This is not something lost on me... heck, she needs to create a good schedule for herself!
All of this got me thinking. How much we can fit in, once Jack starts school? His class meets three days a week, in the morning, for 2 hours. Afternoons are reserved for naptime and for mommy blogging/photo editing/drinking chai/maybe attempting to clean or do laundry or some such thing. That pretty much takes therapy out of the question for those days. We are sending him to preschool because he really, really needs the social aspect of a classroom. Learning to follow directions in a group and what not. That means we are going to try and fit in an additional 4 therapies into our two free days.
Is this even wise? Should we be that busy?
That's where the headache comes in, folks. I don't want all of Jack's free time spent in therapy or in the car on the way to therapy. And truthfully, I am selfishly wanting to reserve a bit of time for what I want to do with our days. But, but! I desperately want him in all the therapy he can receive. How can we balance the two?
I would LOVE it if any of you had some advice for me.
Montana Preemie Mom with a Too-Filled-Up-Schedule