As we headed into the quasi-quarantine that is social distancing, a lot of people were nervous. They were worried about getting sick. They were worried about their financial stability. They were very worried – apparently – that they would run out of toilet paper. All of those are reasonable and valid concerns, but they weren’t… Continue reading In Which We Homeschool. Sort Of.
Month: March 2020
Smiling through a Global Pandemic
Optimistic good cheer is my default setting. I instinctively look for the good (or at least the humorous) in every situation, whether it’s vacation plans gone awry or a psychotic dog who escaped – again – and spent twenty minutes last Thursday enthusiastically ramming the neighbor’s chicken coop with his burly shoulders before I managed… Continue reading Smiling through a Global Pandemic
The Benefits of Mixed-Age Playmates
Well, I finally did it. I fully embraced my 1950s mom-self and, rather than trying to text around the neighborhood to locate my children, instead stepped outside and simply shouted at the top of my lungs – “Kids! Dinnnnner!!!!” – drawing out that last word for at least five seconds. Within a few moments, I… Continue reading The Benefits of Mixed-Age Playmates
Almost Spring. At Last.
I knew it wasn’t spring. Not yet. Not quite. But when it hit 60 degrees on March 1st and the sun decided to make its first appearance in days – or was it months? – it was impossible not to feel your spirit lift. There is something about the first blissful days of almost-spring. It… Continue reading Almost Spring. At Last.