I’ll be honest, in 2015 I was rubbish and horribly disorganised when it came to organising our activities to match holidays.
“What are we doing for Fathers day?” one mum asked me on Monday 31st August.
“ummmm when is it?” was my reply.
“First Sunday in September, which I guess makes it this Sunday coming.” she says.
“Well I guess nothing then” I said while silently cursing myself for being so unorganised.
To be fair I’m claiming two very mitigating circumstances for being so out of touch with what time of year it was. First I was very pregnant at the time and second I’m from the UK and they don’t celebrate Fathers day at the same time there (which would be a perfectly legitimate excuse other than I have no idea when they observe it there either.)
Prior to becoming a stay at home mum, I was seriously well organised with that kind of thing so much so that my husband jokingly referred to me as the ‘Mystical Keeper of the Diary of Fortune’ which he knew he must consult before agreeing to or organising anything. However, since I became a stay at home mum, I’ve been, well shall we say haphazard? Actually maybe I should just admit I’ve been crap at keeping track of dates and events even for myself, so playgroup stood no chance.
So, with that in mind, for the start of 2016, I setup a calendar highlighting important, or fun events and observances. With input from our playgroup members also so that we could share any specific cultural or religious events that they would also like to share. So for the sake of helping others who may be as datally challenged as myself I am sharing our calendar and volunteer roster sheet. It also helps us to identify what playgroup meeting we will organise our theme activities which means whoever is volunteering for the week can tie in with the themes as well.
I hope it helps you as much as it is already helping us Playgroup Calendar for Blog