I am sure that I have mentioned how much I appreciate our wonderful library ladies. Well, for months they have been telling me that I need to bring Jo to Preschool Story Time. I know that I should just listen to them but I thought she was too young. I finally tried it out a a few weeks ago....and of course, those amazing librarians were right!
I know that I am totally forgetting some things, rushing some things, and yet putting off some things that I need to do with Jo. Blame it on the age gap between her and Nan, I guess. All the things we do at Story Time are things I should be doing with Jo but didn't realize she was old enough. I am so glad that they kept after me because it has been such a wonderful addition to our week!
Wednesdays at 9:50 I drop off Nan at Auntie Karen's house. All of Jo's life, she has been the one dropped off in order for Nan and I to attend something just us. What a nice change! Nan and Aunt Karen get one-on-one time while Jo and I get one-on-one time. Everyone wins!
Nan works on her math, CC memory work, and another assignment usually science. Aunt Karen is happy to teach one day a week and Nan is happy to learn from Aunt Karen, who "doesn't yell and actually makes it fun." After school work, the two go out to lunch.
I would have never thought to give up some of my teaching duties to someone else. Yet, it has been such a blessing to us all. I am glad that Karen offered! I will most certainly use her the entire 2 years she is here!
Jo and I head to library to sit on little chairs, sing, listen to stories, make a craft, and eat cookies. It is so much fun! I hate changing the schedule and running around but I am so glad that I stepped out of my 'box' and made this change to our Wednesdays!
Would love to hear from you on small changes you have made in your life that brought small unexpected blessings!
|Today's craft was making a jack-o-latern. Jo made that pumpkin face all by herself.|
|I had not been good about getting out craft supplies for Jo. SHE LOVES GLUESTICKS!|
|Miss P who leads story time. She is not a library staff member just a very special lady. Jo (and I) love Miss P!|