Wednesday, March 18, 2020
How are you holding up? It’s o.k. to be brutally honest. I started to go to a dark place Monday night. I started all the what ifs and negative thoughts. I have to take it one day at a time. Are you the same way? It also didn’t help that we had several grey days in a row. The sun came out in full force yesterday and it was so appreciated!
Also, I have news! This is my 500th post! I started the blog two years ago next month. Who knew I had that much to say? This blog has given me a creative outlet and has brought me many new friends. I am so happy I finally dove in and just started one already.
So, here are some random things today and if you stick with me I will also have some ideas for you.
The memes have been really good. I am not making light of the situation at all, but this is funny stuff!
I went ahead with my green dinner last night. It is silly but I think my 17.5 year old boys like it!
I am not being too strict on wake up times or bed times yet. The boys are hopefully going to still get to go to college in the fall and they need to manage their own stuff. We are not technically doing distance learning but they are working on reading, projects, and AP prep stuff. So, around 10 a.m. Monday I offered to make them chocolate chip pancakes because it’s something I can do to make them happy.
I read lots of blogs and have for years. I cannot handle the blogger that goes on with a fashion post without acknowledging what is going on. Go ahead with your post, but please add something to show that you know what is happening around you. Amiright? I usually try not to judge too harshly but I find it very insensitive. I know that it is their job but I respect the blogger who changes their post to reflect what is going on and maybe adds some tips for working from home or keeping a positive attitude.
First of all, I don’t understand school districts that want you to have your child doing school work for 8 hours. That is not the same as being in school and it’s just too much. Let’s let kids read, build, play games, do chores, and learn some life skills, too. If they are pushed too hard while we are experiencing this stressful time I am worried we will create a generation of super anxious kids who don’t love learning anymore!
Please leave yours in the comments for my dear readers with younger children. Unfortunately my teens won’t go for any of these things anymore!
-Load family in car in jammies and drive around and play I spy or look at the promise of spring in the flowers that are blooming
-Have a carpet picnic complete with picnic blanket and basket – or have the picnic in your yard
-Come up with a scavenger hunt indoors or outdoors.
-Have a car wash – wash the kids’ bikes, riding toys, etc. if it is warm enough where you are
-Let the kids play in the rain or teach them the song “Singing in the Rain” and really go out and do it
-Give the kids a bubble bath and bring them a tray with a glass of juice on it. I once did this for my boys and they loved it! They were probably 8. They each took their bath one at a time.
-Whitney from Polka Dotty Place ordered some fun bath toys – crayons and colored bubbles.
-Have the kids put on a play for you. Make tickets and popcorn.
-Use sidewalk chalk to write uplifting messages and pretty pictures.
-Play Amazon Fulfillment Center with old Amazon boxes.
-Have a minute to win it challenge.
-Have a contest to see who can make the best sculpture out of Amazon boxes.
-Play school and trick them into doing their actual school work.
-Take one of the zoo or art museum virtual tours and then draw something you saw.
-Play art museum. They create and then you display and pretend to be looking at art.
-Play zoo. That could get crazy!
-Play spa. Trick them into letting you lie down with cucumbers on your eyelids.
O.k., it’s your turn to tell me something random or leave an idea!
As always, thanks so much for coming to my little space of the internet!