Another successful day of working from home and homeschooling these crazy kids. Mostly because I had help all day and we were able to shift to man-to-man defense, as opposed to zone the whole time. A few thoughts on today that may be helpful.
- Let them wear what they want. Everyday, I make the kids get out of their pajamas and into school clothes. Today, Charlotte made her way down in a bathing suit and coverup. My instant reaction was “no!” Then I thought about it a little more (after a scowl from Kelsey and frown from Charlotte) and told her it was fine. Giving her that choice, not only started us off on a positive note but allowed her to trust me that we were going to make today great.
- Use the mood they are in. With the beach-vibe taking over, we infused into everything we were doing that morning with our lessons. We made colorful/tropical bookmarks, we had a beach-dance party, and when it came time for math Charlotte had to use her coins to make purchases from this awesome vendor selling popsicles on the beach (it was me).
- I am still struggling with what to do with Macon. Primrose has been great sending us ideas, just harder for him to get going with it. I am accepting that as long as we are not sitting in front the TV, we are good. We used the beach theme today to make up a fun story with pictures he and I sketched and then shared them with the rest of the family.
- Kelsey and the kids participated in a really cool neighborhood activity, I think it was suggested by the school. They went on a bear hunt. Everyone around the neighborhood, who was interested in participating, put a bear in their window. The kids and parents then took a walk hunting for the bears. Luckily the sun came out and weather was cooperative. If you are in a neighborhood, you should think about it!
That was our day. Helpful when it goes well. Especially as we realized that we should be heading to a cheer competition at Myrtle Beach. But, plans change and we made the most of it. You will too.