If you’d asked me 2 months ago if I’d be at home with my kids EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. for 4 glorious weeks, I probably would’ve laughed at you. But here I am, rocking it.
And if you believe that, you’ll also probably believe me when I say that I’ve been working out everyday and that I am fixing my hair and putting on makeup every morning. Fat chance on both accounts.
Rocking it is an overstatement by far. But, honestly, it does seem to be getting easier in some ways. And harder in others. I bet I’m not alone here.
Sticking to the positives- The good thing is that we’re all sort of settling into this new “normal” or whatever “normal” may be at this point, for however long this goes on. I even feel like planning the kids’ educational activities is easier. In case you’re looking for a schedule for your kids, I’m sharing mine again. I realize that this may or may not work for you because your school probably has your school-aged kids doing work at home digitally. However, if you’re like me and still not doing just school-assigned stuff, this may give you some ideas. This week’s theme is Easter/eggs/bunnies- shocking, I know.
Here’s What We’re Up to This Week:
- COVID19 Pre-K Schedule- Week 4 (Clara & Kate – 4 Years Old)
- COVID19 3rd Grade Schedule- Week 4 (Anna- 9 Years Old)
- COVID19 5th Grade Schedule- Week 4 (Will- 11 Years Old)
The things I’m most excited about are:
- Do the egg bounce activity
- Reading the Velveteen Rabbit, the Country Bunny, and Peter Cottontail (such great classics)
- Making Easter bunny sun-catchers from Mini Monets and Mommies
- Make Easter egg cards from Little Bins Little Hands
- Make Peep habitats/homes (and maybe eat a few)- then the bigs will write a story about their peep’s home
- Do an egg hunt with the littles using plastic eggs that have their weekly sight words in them, and they get a jelly bean if they can tell me what the sight word is in each
- Do the egg drop project
- Make a Rabbit puppet from East Coast Mommy Blog
- Watch the “Magic School Bus Cracks a Yolk”
- Do some fun craft goodies that one of our sweet friends dropped off today
- Make Easter cookies
- Maybe dye Easter eggs (depending on availability at the stores)
While I’m talking about Easter, here’s a few fun family pictures I thought I’d share from 2016, when both the bigs and the littles were all littles (and when we could still get together with all of our cousins still). This too shall pass but until then, these are great memories to smile about!