Today the Governor announced no school until mid-May.
I get it. I do. But you guys, oh my gosh. I can barely wrap my head around that. As my son said, it’s like summer vacation – without camp or friends or vacations. Um, how do we even do this?
I know the answer. We just persevere. We don’t have a choice. We do what has to be done.
This weekend, we had the most normal family weekend we could have without doing anything out of the neighborhood. We went on walk; we played board games; we watched movies and read books. We also embarked on a 3 hour overhaul of our pantry. The kids hated it but the husband and I were very happy with the outcome.
Today it’s Monday…a work day, a “school” day. And by school, I mean the kids do educational apps for two hours. They both did some math. One of them worked on typing skills. Tomorrow their teachers have organized a Google Meet-Up. That will be awesome. Seeing their friends, even virtually, makes such a difference.
I’m doing okay today. Yesterday, I was feeling the stress more and felt the tears come. I hate knowing that I can’t even hang out with my mom and sister for my daughter’s birthday tomorrow. We are praying for no rain, so we can try and have an outdoor picnic…six feet apart of course. We’ll make due, but air hugs and elbow bumps aren’t the same as hugs.
This is so weird. It’s so, so weird. I know how lucky I am. And I’m so worried about my friends who are out of work, with kids to feed, kids who may be high-risk, parents who may be high-risk.
Deep breaths. One day at a time.