When to prepare for your weekly singing time...isn't that the weekly question you often ask yourself? If you wait until the last minute to prepare you may find yourself hating your calling and your weekend!! You'll also find that your primary kids may not be too happy as they usually can tell when you planned your singing time during Sacrament Meeting (am I right?) !!
With no lesson to plan this week, I thought I'd discuss when I try to plan my Sunday lessons. Sunday mornings are totally out for me as far as lesson planning goes...we have 9:00 church with Primary first and I'm the opening act. I also have 4 kids under the age of 4 (the twins are almost 5 yay!) and myself to dress for church with hubby gone to early meetings. Let's just say I get as much done before Sunday morning as possible!
I used to think Friday afternoon was early enough to plan my lesson until it started getting interrupted with weekend activities as well - a long holiday, kids got out of school early, hubby wants to go to lunch (I can dream right?), I'm just burned out from my week, the excuses go on. So I changed it to Thursday afternoon. If you notice, most of my posts happen on Thursday. Besides, I feel like if I got my stuff put online late Saturday night, most people would probably already have an idea together and I'd be of no use to anyone.
My house on Thursdays are all about Singing Time: getting my lesson firmed up (I usually toss ideas around in my head all week), updating this blog, pulling needed items out, my binder all organized, and getting my bag all ready to grab 'n go Sunday morning!
So if you are struggling with your Sunday lessons, I'd strongly suggest not doing your planning on the weekend. And if your weeks are crazy, try planning the next week's lesson the Sunday before, after your meetings.
What are your tips/advice for planning your weekly lessons? Leave a comment!