One Week, the Highs and Lows
I’m terrified, the news is simply horrific, and I fear for the health of those I love near and far. I’ve kept smiling for these three little people. And they’ve given me plenty of reasons to smile. This week I have:
- Danced the Macarena with the kiddos… its amazing how quickly it comes back to you.
- Learned The Haka (Don’t even ask, sometimes you just have to close all the blinds and do it for your kids).
- Walked, walked and walked some more.
- Stopped 1,926 times on such walks as son collects “fossils.” Carried, lugged, stored and displayed said fossils in car, house, basically they’re everywhere I turn.
- Attended college online from the couch. It’s pretty comfy.
- Watched the Apollo 11 launch with my seven year old. Surprisingly moved by it, as was seven year old. I’d recommend, check it out on Netflix.
- Visited the Melbourne Museum, Dublin Zoo, and Irish National Stud, all online with my kids from the kitchen island.
We’ve also had our Lows…
- The children don’t understand, and my eldest has had a few moments of missing friends and school already. He’s been easily comforted…. For now. Check with us in a few weeks.
- I’ve limited news and social media to the evenings, after the kiddos go to bed. The 9:00 news hits me like a ton of bricks every night. We’re all worried about those we love near and far, about the sick, about those who fall into the vulnerable categories.
- On a lighter note one of my three year olds is increasingly refusing to wear pants, pleading for swimwear. 🙈 Leaving the house is an uphill battle. I never imagined a star chart for “wearing pants.”
- My son needs a haircut badly. I clip my dog regularly, surely a child can’t be that difficult? (right now anyone who knows me is visualizing the many messy shears poor Max has endured).
Be well my friends. Keep up social distancing, but please stay in touch. We don’t need to be physically together to interact. Tell us, what were your Highs and Lows this week? We’re all in this together. Stay safe, stay well, stay in touch.