Each of the three big pieces came with four slots to insert the days, but it was a real pain trying to get the corners into the slots, so after only two days, I gave up and added Velcro dots to make the whole arrangement super-easy to change.
And, of course, to Naomi’s great glee, it came with “Saturday” instead of “Shabbos.” I just flipped the thing around and stuck the Velcro right over Saturday. Sorry! I know my homemade one isn’t as good, but I figure it has more character than the other days.
Now that we’ve had almost a month to establish a “school” schedule, next week the whole thing gets flipped on its head as the kids start their Parks & Rec classes: dance and swimming for each of them, plus my Tuesday-morning aerobics.
They don’t participate in the aerobics, but it includes free childcare, so they’re stuck in the nursery room at the recreation centre for an hour while I exert myself slightly (it’s a slightly geriatric cardio class; I’m literally the youngest there by a couple of decades).
Which also means we won’t be able to go to our Signing (ASL) Circle Time on Thursday mornings anymore. Still, it’s not much of a loss; the leaders don’t really use enough sign to make it worth the shlep, plus one of the leaders mentioned they may be putting together a class for older kids (ie > 12 months) who sign.