Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Well, today is the last day of March. Have you seen the meme that March came in like a lion and out like a T-Rex? Isn’t that the truth? Tomorrow is April 1. We heard that we will continue to socially distance ourselves until the end of April.
Again, if all we are is stuck at home then we have a lot to be thankful for.
I think bloggers are in quite the predicament as to what to write about. For many, this is their living and it is already at stake. But, it seems irresponsible to tell people to go spend money right now on luxuries. Cooking and frugality blogs have a good audience right now talking about pantry staples and budget meals at home. Design blogs can talk about rearranging your nest and making your home an oasis right now.
My strategy right now is to try to find ways to help people who may come across my blog. I like fashion, cooking and creating recipes, drinking coffee, drinking cocktails, reading, watching t.v., being outside in nature, but I am not an expert in anything really.
I am going to try to take it one week at a time, one day at a time, and even one hour at a time. There may come a point when I need to step away from blogging. For now, this is a healthy outlet for me and if I help even one person, I will be happy.
Tip: Celebrate the obscure holidays that you wouldn’t usually have time for!
April 1: April Fool’s Day!
This is tomorrow and this would be great fun for the kids. Google ideas but think about the people in your household. What are their routines and what could be funny but not harmful? You also ask older kids to google the origins of the day.
I have a great memory from childhood where my mom came up with the idea to switch the sugar in the sugarbowl to salt to trick my Dad when he came down to drink his coffee. My two little sisters and I were involved in the process and we thought it was hilarious.
I have a feeling that when we get through this, your children will remember the happy feelings of being home together and the fun moments and memories that you were able to create.
-Switch out the sugar for salt
-Open a pack of Oreos and change out the filling in the first couple of cookies to toothpaste
-Change out their favorite chip or treat to something else (don’t waste the treat of course – just put elsewhere)
All of these are innocent and wouldn’t result in any harm – or much waste!
Some upcoming obscure holidays:
April 2- Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – Make sandwiches and look up songs about this combo
April 7 – NO housework day
April 10 -National Siblings Day
April 13 – Scrabble Day
April 22 – Jelly Bean Day (get some off clearance from Easter – maybe create art with jelly beans)
April 26 – Pretzel Day (try to make your own soft pretzels?)
April 24 – Arbor Day – plant a new tree
I think you could pick a few of these and have some fun!
You may just have these things on hand:
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
food coloring (it will stain hands so feel free to leave it out)
You can’t really make anything with this but it has a cool texture and you can squeeze, pull, etc. and it would be fun for kids! I made this with my boys when they were little.