Today I’m celebrating preparedness….what does that mean? Well, it means I’m ready! Ready, ready, ready. Let’s stop to evaluate what all I’m ready for…
1. We’re ready for Chris & Steph’s wedding almost a week ahead of time! And by ready I mean – I have two boys packed, activities planned for the car, maps of our route courtesy of AAA, my dresses picked out, hotel reservations made including a crib for Nathan, and the car cleaned out (so that it can get trashed during the 12 hour drive to TX). I’m ready. Boys are ready. Matt on the other hand? He’s on his own!
2. I’m ready for John’s next meeting with the state. I’m even ready for his first meeting with the local public school district. I’ve talked to therapists, service providers, friends and family that have worked through this process of transitioning a child from Early Intervention to Special Ed. I’ve gotten John’s entire file from the State of Illinois. I’ve completed some research on his needs and I’ve quizzed his therapists on their thoughts. Bring on the big guns – I’m ready for this meeting! (Did I mention that it’s not for a couple weeks?)
3. We’re ready for summer! We’ve dug the outside toys out of the basement, kept the grass cut, put the child swings back on the swing set, aired up the bicycle tires and swept out the garage. I’ve also dug out the boys swim trunks, bought Nathan a baby float for the pool, and checked out stock of sunscreen. Now we just need consistently warm weather and lots of sun and summer will be ready for us!