It’s been just over a week since our schools were closed and my kids have been home and I have to be honest… I am STILL adjusting.
My normal IS working from home but WITHOUT the kids. I find my own schedule being turned upside down and inside out. I’ve wanted to write this post for the last few days but I’ve struggled to find, not only the time, but the mental energy… The last week has without a doubt been the longest week of my life! I can only imagine how my kids feel…
I’ve seen lots of posts and articles about how to keep kids busy and how to schedule homeschooling. For me at least, it’s just not that simple. My kids want to be with their friends and it’s tough – “mommy school” just isn’t as exciting or entertaining.
We are so caught up in trying to hold on to our schedules pre-Coronavirus that we aren’t giving ourselves or our kids the chance to adapt to this new reality.
The truth is, we really don’t know how long this will last. So we have to give ourselves the space and time to do what is right for our families. For some, that may mean sticking to a set schedule. For others, it may be doing different things each day.
Our health and wellbeing and that of our families come first. When I say this, I simply mean finding your unique family balance. I think this is really important especially when you are physically in the same space all day. It’s okay if the kids are getting more screen time that usual. These are unusual times.
I promise that your kids are learning. They are learning that you will keep them safe. They are learning to be strong. They are learning to be creative. They are learning to to find comfort and joy with their siblings. Most importantly, they are learning to have HOPE for a better tomorrow because you give them hope.
Take a break. Make some Stuffed Pizza Rolls for lunch! Or just do nothing. Find your unique balance.