I’m checking in to see how all of you are doing during this very strange time in history. I have to admit, I love not driving Hezekiah to band practice at 6:30 am three times a week (and picking him up an hour later). I love not having days packed with multiple appointments. I love not having the school call me to pick up a child who has been suspended.
I also know full-well that, for the moment anyway, we are blessed that
Chuck is still working. We have no idea how long the work will last, but I am thankful everyday he is able to go earn a paycheck.
Apollo is thrilled to have his siblings home all day. Hezekiah and Tucker (and I) miss our quiet homeschooling days together. Neither Jubilee nor Avi are loving the sudden switch to distance learning. Mordecai seems much more relaxed now that the pressure of going to school is off.
All of Frodo’s wildest dreams have come true now that all the kids stay home all day long.
We bought this large platform swing (affiliate link) for the tree in our front yard. I have been eyeing these for a long time and we finally took the plunge. It has quickly become a favorite hangout spot just as I knew it would.
This particular swing holds up to 700 pounds (though I doubt our tree branch will hold that much weight). It has a swivel on it so the kids can spin, swing, or just sway gently in the wind.
Apollo and I have been watching Fatal Attractions before bed. We have learned that if you keep a wild predator as a pet, it may eventually kill you. And probably by eating your face off.
Who knew? Animals we have decided not to own as pets: tigers, lions, hippos, chimpanzees, crocodiles, cougars, bears, hyenas, panthers. We have also learned that we shouldn’t keep giant Nile Monitor lizards loose in our home, or pythons. I mean really, who knew?
And speaking of watching things, have you seen LEGO Masters? Our family watched and loved this show. We had to buy it for $14.99 on Amazon Prime in order to watch it but it was well worth it. I really, really, hope they make another season.
And now just a few photos from quarantine.
Chuck and Tucker give Frodo a bath.
Somehow Jazz Band at home, alone, over the internet, is a little less exciting than meeting and making music with friends.
Old shoots, Beatz, and kittens.
Jubilee and I organized our chest freezer.
Bikes and Backpacks
Brothers gaming together.
Let me know in the comments how you are doing. Loving or hating distance learning? Has the pace of life changed for your or is it business as usual?