A Week in “Given Up” and “Gained”

Spring break wasn’t what we had planned this year.

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My kiddos at an empty park.
  • On Tuesday, we did a “field trip” in the morning and dropped off some gifts for friends on their doorsteps. The 8-year-old took a class through Outschool called “Fight Germs Harry Potter Style!”
  • On Wednesday, we did “cooking camp” and the kids made blueberry muffins in the morning, and then made dinner: pasta, roasted potatoes, and salad.
  • On Thursday, we did “spring cleaning” and brought all of our outdoor furniture out of the garage where it had been stored for the winter. The toddler did a “Frozen Dance Class” on YouTube as well as a yoga class. The 10-year-old did an Outschool Harry Potter-themed class on setting goals.
  • Today, we did another morning “field trip” to a Starbucks drive-thru(the company has been amazing in its response to the pandemic). We watched a bit of Bill Gates talking to Sal Khan on YouTube. We let the kids turn the living room into a fort and they are going to have a sleepover in there tonight. And spent part of the afternoon outside, savoring the sun as it neared 70 degrees.

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