Time Out

The past couple weeks I’ve taken some time off from blogging. This is just a crazy time of year for us and I honestly just didn’t have the brain power to add blogging to my to do list.

When Mikayla was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome she was just under two months old. For the next 6-8 months, she had at least two doctor or therapy appointments every week. Two appointments every week. Minimum, sometimes it was 3 or 4. I don’t know how I survived between the doctor visits, her refusal to eat and my sleep deprivation. When she was between 8 and 10 months old, she started to outgrow a lot of the issues requiring so many doctors. Now we see most of them only once a year, a few every two years. But most of those appointments are in April. I don’t really know how it worked out this way, but it makes for a hectic few weeks.

This year, because I apparently love a busy schedule, we also scheduled several school visits for this past month. We are in the process of deciding between homeschool and traditional school for Mikayla. And, if we do put her in a traditional school, which one. So, in between the eye doctor, ear doctor, pediatrician, cardiologist, and ear doctor (again, hopefully we don’t need tubes!), we have toured four different schools to check out the preschool and kindergarten programs.

This is the last week of busyness so life should return to normal next week…or whatever “normal” means for us. I’m ready to get back to reading and writing regularly. And, I have some new, exciting experiments to share. For now, I’ll just say I might be turning into a crafty, do-it-yourself person. I’ll share more in the days to come.

In the mean time, I’m doing some research – what sort of chores do you require from your preschoolers? I’d love some ideas.

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2 responses to “Time Out

  1. Kristal Woods May 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    I am anxious to see what other readers ask their preschoolers to do around the house. My 2 year old loves to help unload the dishwasher (we, of course, take out all the sharp knives/kitchen scissors, etc, and glass stuff…then she does the forks/spoons/plastic dishes). She also loves to have a sponge to “clean” with…I haven’t quite figured out the best way to let her use this tactic yet…

    • Chrystal May 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM

      I must confess we are behind on the chore list making. We barely ask our four year old to pick up her own toys. Shame on us. But that’s all changing. Mostly because I’m tired of picking up the mess. 🙂 But, also because it’s good for her to learn some responsibility and to contribute to the house work. I know she could feed/water the dog – as she loves to do that anyway. And of course clean up her own messes. I’m just curious to see what others are doing. The dishwasher is a good suggestion!

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