Well, we’re rounding out week number two of our home quarantine. It’s officially been 15 days since my kids and myself have not left the house. My husband has ventured out for only essential items. If you’re new to this weekly series, read this post first.
We started “Distance Learning” with our kids’ schools
I introduced Lincoln and Avery to homeschool last week. I was really impressed with how they handled it, but wasn’t sure what would happen when we switched to “distance learning” with the help of their teachers. Honestly, I think teachers have it much harder trying to teach these kids virtually.
My oldest son, Lincoln, is great with technology. He has been handling all of his assignments really well. He did tell me he misses going to school and seeing his friends and teachers. He’s always loved school.
Avery, my sweet little Kindergartner, did okay. Although he says he loves doing school at home, he’s having a difficult time adjusting to his mom now being his teacher. I think with him only being 6 years old, it’s really hard for him to understand what’s going on right now. There have been a few (several) meltdowns. I’m trying to not overwhelm him too much. School is supposed to be fun! When I see him getting frustrated, I know a break is needed…for both of us.
We’re expecting an update on our school situation from our Governor on Monday. In all honesty, I really doubt we’ll be going back this year. It makes me really sad…especially for the class of 2020. It makes me sad for my own kids. Avery is finishing up Kindergarten. I think this is such an important grade in child development. I’m not sure if our district will make any accommodations to next school year for these kids, but it makes me sad that they might miss a pivotal part of their childhood.
How am I feeling about the state our world is in?
I wish people would start taking this more seriously. It’s really bothering me when someone compares COVID-19 to the flu. Last time I checked, the flu didn’t cause hospitals to have a shortage of ventilators. Unfortunately, those people who think this is blown out of proportion will not feel any different unless it effects them directly. Be smart, people!! Stay home so our lives can get back to normal!!
How are we keeping busy?
My husband has been working hard on the boys’ spaceship playhouse. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few photos. It’s quite impressive!
Aside from their school work, Lincoln and Avery have spent a lot of time outside (thanks to the beautiful weather we’ve been having). They’re building Lego’s together, and are really each other’s best friend right now. I’m hoping this only brings them closer.
We canceled our end of April Disney vacation this week. That was hard. Although we don’t “officially” know if Disney World will be open then, I personally feel it would be much too soon to bring my family there. We have another trip booked for July. I’m hoping the world is in a better place by then. Disney is not going anywhere. Keeping my family safe is my top priority.
What’s new on the blog this week?
A LOT!! I’ve been trying to put out content consistently for you all! Here’s a rundown from this past week:
- Printable Scavenger Hunt
- Dolittle Movie Digital Code Giveaway — make sure you enter!!
- Printable Self-Care Checklist
- The Call of The Wild Printable Activity Kit
How was your week? How is your family handling this?