Captain’s Log: Day 6, Social Distancing

I want to be crystal clear about something. Never once have I wondered what it would be like to spend 24 hours a day with my husband and beautiful children.

Never have I considered homeschooling my children.

Never have I considered moving out to a remote area, having a dozen more children, living off the land and singing songs like the Von Trapp family for fun.

I like work. I love daycare and school. I love people and socializing. And I love Target.

So, it’s safe to say this has been a bit of an adjustment for me.

Homeschool starts tomorrow. We are going to roll out the schedules and charts. We are going to shower and get dressed. We are going to wear pants.

We are going to exercise and have meals. All while working a full day. All of us. From home. Together.

This is going to be interesting. I know ‘shelter in place’ is coming. We are making our last trip out for milk, creamer, eggs and strawberries. Jamie is swinging by the liquor store. Not surprisingly for Minnesota, sales are booming. The cashier told him the average receipt size is $500. Wow.

I ordered a trampoline and a giant puzzle. Obviously both necessities.

Tomorrow is week two already. Just like that we are adjusting to our new normal. And I’ll tell you this, my kids are doing fantastic. They could sleep better and throw away their wrappers but besides that..all keepers.

Although Sawyer just said to me upon walking into our living room…‘were we robbed? It looks terrible in here. I mean the baby and dog are eating fruit loops off the floor!’

Everyone’s a critic I tell ya.

Stay strong!

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