I am not a scientist. I am not a researcher. But you don’t have to be a researcher to draw some accurate conclusions. And I can tell you with 100% certainty the exact moment when a dramatic decrease in the amount of time I spent engaging in meaningful conversation or activity with Number 3 occurred.
It’s day eleventy-skillion of being home with the kids. I still enjoy the down time. But I’m tired. I’ve completely given up on the distance learning. If the kids don’t feel like doing something or the assignment is a little (or a lot) over their head, or if it requires my intervention and assistance, then
The biggest gift the past ten weeks has given me is the awareness of how I had designed a life that was unmanageable and also unenjoyable for myself. It’s helped me realize what I want to reinsert into my life when things return to normal, and what never should have been a part of it
I’ve been sharing a lot of photos of the kids playing in the pool here and on the Facebook page the last couple days. I know these pool pictures might be kind of annoying to some people. Especially people who don’t have access to one right now. But our pool makes me really happy. It
Four of my kids are serious swimmers. But all five of them love to swim. With pools being closed for 70+ days, they have been dying to get their butts in our pool. The weather here in CT hasn’t been all that great so far this spring, so that kind of slowed down the pool
When Number 3 was little, we watched a lot of Sesame Street. A LOT OF SESAME STREET. We amassed quite a collection of DVD’s. One of his favorites was Elmo Saves Christmas. I remember watching that thing over and over and over. And over. If you’ve never seen Elmo Saves Christmas, Elmo loves Christmas so