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Status Report

How are you all doing out there?

I have to admit, I am having my moments. Let's call them "Covid moments." Where you suddenly need to cry or take a walk or find yourself screaming about something that really isn't that big of a deal.

Some of this is really tough.

Our menus and our homeschooling have continued. (If anyone wants ideas, please let me know. I can share what we've been doing.) We have relaxed some things since the school is sending home activities. And we are not by any means "rigid" in any of our approaches here. My preschooler is the one who really seems to fall off the wagon lately mostly because after I'm done with the older three, I don't have much time or energy left. If he gets a book or a game or something online that's educational and some outside time, I'm calling that good enough for now. Sometimes, somethings gotta give.

Mostly, I'm enjoying time at home not rushing around to our crazy schedules and spending it with the people I love the most. I mean, everything I "need" is right here, minus my extended family, who I miss.

But I also miss my friends. My kids miss their friends. And it's so easy to get caught up in all the headlines. My goodness, I think the devil is having a hay day with this and we're letting him. Fear can do that, I guess.

Besides worrying about the virus, not for myself but for other family members. I worry about what affects this is having on my kids. The older ones get some socialization through video games. But the younger ones don't get to see their friends. And my youngest knows all about the c-o-r-o-n-a-v-i-r-u-s. (That's how he says it.) And may be come a giant germaphobe and scared of human interaction if this continues much longer.

I try to give my worry to God and know he's in control. And that showing grace to everyone is what we need right now, including myself when I fail at preschool homeschooling. ;)

Hope you are all hanging in there!


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