We survived!

And I’m exhausted. I’m not sure why. It wasn’t a hard day; I just had to be “on” all day. I expect it to get harder and to meet more resistance from the kids. They pretty much did what I asked today, which I super appreciate.

I used this guide from the Khan Academy. It was super helpful just to have an idea of what we could do at certain times. I mostly stuck to it, but we added in watching an hour of Science Mom. Love her! I hadn’t heard of her before today, but my Science kid needed some science in his day. We watched half of the two hour live today on dry ice! Super cool demonstrations and my boys both LEARNED. See her channel here.  She has a website I want to check out, too.

The boys’ played basketball during their “recesses.” Yay for outside time! Tomorrow, kids in our neighborhood are putting colored shamrocks in windows. We’ll be walking or biking or scooting around the neighborhood looking for all of them (genius idea!).

I plan to add some learning-how-to-cook time to our schedule tomorrow. A year or two ago, I bought the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. We started it and liked it, but got distracted by stuff. Now is a great time to get back into it.

Our teachers/school district is supposed to provide online learning soon. Maybe next week. The state has waived the requirement for standardized testing, so we won’t have to worry about that this year. I’m curious how much work and what kind of work they’ll get from their teachers.

This whole thing is terrible, but… I’m also super fascinated by it. This is having a HUGE impact on the entire PLANET. We’re all in this together. We’re all learning from this together.

And you guys are all in my thoughts. I know I have it easy because I don’t have a job to go to. Those of you who are single parents and those of you who are married and both work… I know this is rough. It’s rough on everyone. People need work to pay for food, rent, clothes, etc. The necessities in life. We—individuals, nonprofits, and the government—are going to have to help others more than ever. But we can do this. We will come out stronger and more prepared on the other side.

Look at me, a pessimist being all optimistic. The world has gone crazy! Lol

How are you guys holding up? Home with kids? Tired of being indoors? Stressed? Anxious? “This too shall pass.” I really believe that.

Take care, friends. And read a good book!

P.S. Nope. I didn’t even open the manuscript today. My brain is too full of stuff. I’m hoping in a few more days, I can have a clear enough mind to fit in an hour of writing before the boys wake up.