So, last week the Governor of Kansas announced that school would remain closed for the remainder of the semester. Jordan and I were in Virginia as I conducted my Army Reserve duty when the call came in.
I was some what relieved that Vince was the one who was home navigating these uncharted waters with the older two as the three of them digested the initial shock of no more school for the remainder of the semester. My hope was that he’d have a playbook or a tutorial all drafted up for me to refer to as I got home.
As I returned home, there was no playbook. There were no instructions. But there were TONS of resources being shared by both teachers and a whole bunch more shared by anyone and everyone on social media! The tough part about having so many (fun) resources is the propensity to become overwhelmed. On several occasions this year I’ve had the opportunity to remind myself, when you don’t know where to start, just start! It’s a really helpful and comes in handy for things like committing to a new exercising routine, beginning a podcast, and even organizing cluttered messes.
Anyhow, I started by doing a brain dump- see the image below. Yes, it says Beauty School and Happy Hour! Happy Hour was Brynn’s idea (she’s 9). She informed me, with a BIG grin that Happy Hour would be when they could do whatever they want...I’m pretty sure that meant screen time galore! It gave me a good laugh!
The girls aren’t doing school work all day, but we do think it’s important, for the sake of having days that somewhat resemble a normal school day, that we get them up at 7 am and they are in bed by 8:30 pm.
The girls have been preparing meals and are excited about their culinary contributions to the family. We are finding ways to not GO bananas during the quarantine. In fact, I bought three bunches of bananas and some other kitchen basics when I returned home from Virginia.
Check what I plan to use these bananas for (see video below)and leave me a comment about what you’ve prepared that includes bananas. I’d love to read all about it! Especially while I’ve got the time!
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 8 year old twins girls and a 2 year old baby girl who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!