Yesterday and today

Yesterday was…

FaceTime with his best friend…
Content lesson on creating his own civilization, with art and writing…
Math lesson…
Read aloud time…
Clean random broken glass from the driveway…
Walk to the pharmacy…
“Mom, we need to set aside a day when all I do is PE.”…
Science experiment and lab writing…
Fix the broken bike…

Oh, wait, we ran out of time for Literacy class.…

Nosebleed at bath time…
Bed time delayed…

Yesterday was…

Constant emails and texts from my district as schools were closed for an additional month.…
Wait, I thought I could get some dusting done today, and maybe a few minutes to read.…
Emails from kid’s private school – lessons and materials will be arriving soon; work will be assessed.…

Oh good, I teach 4th grade for real now.

How am I going to do that if my district shifts to online work?
 
Accidentally reading the health news when I should have been sleeping.…
And then the economic news.…
Two panic attacks.…
Insomnia.…
Middle of the night wandering.…
How am I going to survive it all?…

Today is…

Yes, you may watch a second episode of PBS Kids.…
Let’s start “school” after lunch today.…
The ability to pick up supplies – and library books – from my school… 
Picnic in the backyard.…
Finding chickadees weaving a nest.…
Sitting in the sun until our shoulders were hot.…
Let’s try only doing literacy and numeracy today.…
Playtime that kind of sort of gave me some slightly free time.…
Yes, I will walk you to the park before dinner.…

Fresh air and sunshine.

7 thoughts on “Yesterday and today

  1. Today was a much better day than yesterday. It’s so difficult navigating this new normal, and the constant barrage of information doesn’t help! Take some time for yourself this weekend. 🙂 Hugs!!

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    1. We might as well relax while we have the time. We’re not going anywhere else, right? The weather is a blessing at the moment, especially when you have kids at home. So much can be fixed by going out into the sunny garden.

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    1. Yep. If you are like me, your expectations are based on “all day home alone,” and the reality of being home with your family means a whole lot less gets done. I am trying to adjust my expectations away from “we all need to get all this various work done” and more toward having some relaxation and fun for all. We’re going to be cooped up for a while, and it does not have to be stressful all the time.

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