Raise your hand if you have been bored during this quarantine at home. Yes, my hand is very high in the air. My kids and husband have too. It is not necessarily a bad thing. This time has taught all of us to come up with creative ways to keep busy. Use our imaginations. It has re-taught me how to slow down, something I have not done since having kids. There have been tears and emotions, schoolwork (which is not a favorite part of the day around here) and lots of downtime. Here is another week of the good and bad. We remain healthy so all is good for now at Casa Block.
This week was pretty much the same as the others though a couple things were a little different but made a big difference. For the first time EVER, my husband offered to clean the house. I didn’t think it would actually happen. But he did it and it gave me the day off from cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I still did laundry, helped with the kids school work, tidied the kitchen as I do over and over every day. But I didn’t have to scrub the toilets or vacuum the floors and it was REALLY nice. My list was long and he did it all. He hasn’t had a lot of work since we have been home and I am so grateful for all of his help with the kids and sharing responsibilities.
We also had a bit of a heat wave in LA this week so Friday we quit school early to do outside water play and it was perfect. For one afternoon it didn’t feel like quarantine and home school, it felt like a relaxing day at home. The kids had the best time and it was wonderful. The weekend was nice too, though Friday took the cake with outdoor play, baking, Shabbat with friends and a game night. Now I have a bit of the Sunday night blues but hopefully it will be a good week. The sun will be shining so that is a start.
Another week has passed and we continue to find ways to stay “busy” each day. The kids went back to online learning and have a bit more routine in the day. Their teachers have been meeting with them on zoom and we monitor and assist with school work. There is a lot of boredom. And a lot of screen time. And a lot of repetition. It feels a little strange to continue posting the same kind of photos week after week but that is our life now and it is what we are living. Wishing you all health and wellness in this stressful time.
Last week we had spring break off from online learning and a time to celebrate Passover and Easter. It was a rainy week and a week that is normally spent traveling and with family for the holidays so this year was definitely different from the past. Here are photos from the past week. There are more photos than usual in this post because there were more days between posts. It has been a roller coaster of emotions but ultimately we are happy and healthy which is all that really matters.