In case you haven't noticed, things haven't gone exactly according to plan recently. My days have been full, full, full. Life is a juggling act; I'm sure you feel that way, too.
It makes me feel guilty to push preschool to the bottom of the list, so I push, push, push and sometimes we hit the mark and sometimes we don't. And then other things fall by the wayside, too.
How do I juggle it all? I don't know.
But, I decided yesterday to give myself a break. I hadn't had a chance to fully prep for "Hat" day and I was feeling overwhelmed and guilty.
We came home from chapel and I was turning over in my mind what I could pull together. Even though my lesson plan said to pair "hats" with a community helper theme, I just wasn't feeling it. I had looked over some of the printables last week and just couldn't gather any excitement. And I was also thinking "but what if I want to use these for Police/Fireman/Doctor day?" I just wasn't feeling that push to do the lesson.
And so I didn't.
That's right. I didn't do the lesson.
We've been having nice weather finally and the boys have been spending a lot of time in our dirt backyard. As soon as we got home from chapel, they ran outside to play.
I looked at the computer, pondering what to print out and prepare and finally I said "Forget it. I do not have to do this today. It doesn't matter what the lesson plan says. It's a plan, not an edict. The boys need vitamin D and fresh air. Preschool today is free play!"
I gave myself permission to say "Not today" to our schedule.
It felt so freeing.
And today we jumped right back into it with a fun Hippo day. It was okay.