After months and months of my daughter mentioning dance and throwing hints that weren’t so subtle, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and sign her up for dance classes. I waited as long as I did because I wanted to be sure that she was sure. Dance classes and troupes are VERY expensive and I didn’t want my money to go to waste. But it happened all in good timing because right as I was looking into this studio, her old dance teacher reached out to me to tell me that she had relocated and it was the exact same studio I was looking at.
We’re just getting home from her lesson along with a parent meeting. Last week was her first full lesson. She enjoyed the two hours that she spent learning new techniques; and to be honest, I enjoyed the two hours that I got to spend by my lonesome since parents aren’t allowed to attend the sessions. It also allowed me time to think about how organized I’ll have to be when the season really starts to pick up. My current planner is strictly for me — work, school, etc. So I wanted to get her activities separate from mine because OCD.
I did a haul a few weeks ago and took advantage of the clearance section at Office Depot for their school supplies. I picked up a few cute folders and a binder that I’ll use to get all of her material pertaining to her extra-curriculars inside. The folders were priced at 2/$3 and the binder was marked down to $3.
At the beginning of the year, I designed and organized my own planner but decided to resort to something smaller and more lightweight. The gold folders will be cut in half and used as dividers. I plan on using the templates I created and keeping it as simple and straight to the point as possible to keep it lightweight — annual calendar for important program dates, monthly calendar pages, tuition receipts to keep up with payments, newsletters that are issued, fundraiser information, and that’s it. I. Swear.
Since my son doesn’t start his activities until mid-September/October, I have time to focus on my daughter’s binder while also getting a head start on his as well. I’m still out on the hunt for the perfect one, like I felt this binder was perfect for my daughter.
Nevertheless, I can’t wait to be the mom with the chair and the cooler. LOL!