Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thinking ahead

I usually dont allow myself to comtemplate this too much, as it usually is many years ahead. I have been thinking of this fall and next fall. This fall Ezekiel goes to kidnergarten! Im really excited for him, he loves learning and I think he will do awesome if he can keep his superhero identity secret.

Next fall Zemirah will start kidnergarten. That seems unreal to me. My little princess ZZ will be in kidnergarten??!!! Where did I lose several years. Shes a very petite little girl, so its easy to forget that she will be 4 this august and thus turn 5 next fall!

That will leave me with a mere two muchkins at home. If I go with the school therapists plan, I could even put Gideon in preschool next fall as well and gasp for two half days a week, I'd have 1 kid, thats not even possible. I must say though Im leaning very strongly against preschool for Gideon but will revisit the topic next spring. One reason is that I feel the kids benefit more from being home with mom that last year and I can teach the same stuff they do in preschool at home. And trust me with this large of a family, socialization isnt an issue! For Gideon,who is special needs, I am anticipating that school will be a struggle as well, I cant fathom making him go a full two years more than he has to. Yes, I understand there are benefits and he can learn from other kids but he can also do that with his family and in sunday school and various other things. And although very tempting, I wont put him in preschool early just so I can have a break at home. My thought processes might change in the future. If I send him to preschool, I think the earliest Id want to do it is age 4. If we dont do any preschool, he will start kidnergarten in 3 yrs.

At that point, Ill just have Elaura at home. I cannot fathom the idea of one child at home. She will be so spoiled lol! I guess thats the baby of the familys role.

Its days like today when progress on getting the house in shape and organized is really slow, when the laundry pile is taller than my washer, when the dishes overflow the sink, that I like to remember this too shall pass. They wont be little forever and I wont always be watching them undo all the work i just did.

God is good ...a ll the time


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