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3/18/20

It’s no secret that the world is upside down at the moment. As a teacher, the remainder of the year is a little uncertain for me.  I keep getting word of what is to happen, but the next hour it quickly changes. I choose not to be anxious about it, and am just taking it all in stride and living in the present.

It was another chill day at home with my favorite six year old. We colored, played Legos, rode bikes, chalked, said hello to the donkey and horses next door, played Uno, painted, watched a movie, made a fort, read books, and when daddy got home B swam and played football. While B played Legos I did some genealogy work and when he read his books on space, I read my book, too. We’ve even started our own wall of Toy Story coloring pages to pass the time! Thankfully I found this on a whim at Target before the chaos ensued. Our wall is coming along nicely! 😉

After lunch, B dumped out all of his cars and went through them one by one telling me how old he was when he got them and who gave them to him. That boy! Wow.

I despise the circumstances of all of this, but, if I’m being honest, the slowing down has been nice.

I’ve seen so many friends post social media updates about continuing education, learning games and apps. As a teacher and a an advocate for the social emotional development of our children, I want to plead with all parents out there to take a deep breath. It will all come together. Play with your kid. Make sure they are okay. Allow them this time to reset.

Personally, I’m not worried about learning. It’s still Spring Break for us over here in Florida! Let’s all give ourselves a break. Especially our kids, who just need some distractions from an upside down world right now. School should honestly be our last priority. Day by day. Hour by hour. Moment by moment. And don’t forget to breathe, take it all in, and pray. Give yourself grace. We’re all in this together!

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is it’s own trouble.” -Matthew 6:3490056750_10104063343374673_4493852199092224000_n

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