Dispatches from the Distancing – Day 7

I’m not going to lie, today was tough.  My son was having a hard time doing his work–not because it was difficult but because he just couldn’t focus, which led to him getting incredibly upset.  He said that drawing helps him calm down, so we had to take plenty of drawing breaks. My daughter was just bored and decided that bothering her brother was the way to cure that boredom.  And, then we get to throw in an oh-so-hopeful cat….

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But, once his final assignment was finished, we loaded up the box from school, closed it, and put it in the corner.  And we won’t be opening it until 8:30 on the morning of March 28th.  Yes, folks, we are on Spring Break.

Of course, this Spring Break is not what we were expecting.  We were planning to be in Arizona, instead we’ll be in our own house.  We can’t even call it a staycation because, when you have a staycation, you can at least go out and explore your own town.  We get to stay home.  And, yes, I realize that I’m throwing myself another pity party.

My father in Arizona keeps suggesting that we load up the car and head down there, but I recognize–even if he does not–that is a horrible idea.  I do speak to him several times a day and we catch each other up one the health of various family members–yes, covid19 has hit our family.

But, hey, it is Spring Break!  I’ve been thinking of what we can do to make it special for the kids.  Tomorrow, we’ll be watching Onward (thank you, Disney+) and we were planning to do a take out dinner at least once a week, but I’m not sure how long restaurants will stay open.  It’s sounding more and more like we’ll get a shelter in place order next week.  It may not be the Spring Break we wanted, but it will be one we won’t forget.

 

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