Today, I wanted to read novels all day. It is the last day of Spring Break, and the second one where I have felt kind of normal, so I wanted to read. I did not. Instead…
Today I heard more than I ever wanted to hear about electric TNT in Minecraft and had to inspect so. many. craters.
Today I talked over the parenting/hybrid teaching conundrum with my sister, a 3rd grade teacher/mom.
Today I helped my mom with a knitting question and traded lots of information about all the brightly colored yarn we want to buy.
Today I hand fed the elderly cat in the linen closet where she likes to hide and sleep, and gently pet her greatly diminished frame.
Today I cooked waffles, just about the only breakfast food my 10 year old will currently eat. They were snubbed.
Today I dragged the complaining 10 year old outside, into the fresh air, to make a quick trip to the bookstore to pick up the new surprise book that I had ordered for him. I was not thanked.
Today I put up with a lot of tweenish crap and had some discussions about attitude and gratitude.
Today I dashed off in the middle of lunch because I had to get to a haircut appointment.
Today I had 20 minutes all to myself while the purple stripes in my hair turned purpler.
Today I talked to my hair stylist about her six month old colicky baby who still wakes up four times a night, and remembered that some things are harder than dealing with tweenishness.
Today I struggled to figure out why it is acceptable to tell American parents that they must report to work in the middle of a pandemic whether they have child care or not. I came to no better conclusions than on any other day in the last one year and thirteen days.
Today I learned more about my son’s online only schedule for spring.
Today I worried about my hybrid only schedule for spring.
Today I looked at the news. It was not particularly encouraging.
Today I put my feet up and watched the clouds blow away and the sun come out.
Today I pretended it was summer so we could eat dinner outside.
Today I watched my son bounce on the trampoline while playing catch with his dad.
Today I curled up under a blanket and wrote in my blog.
Today, at last, I get a chance to read.