Today we are doing some of the free drawing tutorials and the kids fabricated a game that involves running back and forth from the porch to the fence and jumping over a hedge. That should be entertaining.
Today’s list is nice and short.
If you are not familiar with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, they study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teach skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. You can follow them on facebook if you use it, and they have a website too. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_daily_questions_to_ask_yourself_in_quarantine
Instagram users: Rachel Cargle is reading children’s books daily at: https://www.instagram.com/rachel.cargle/channel/
I listened to this podcast today and sifted for gems: On Being with Krista Tippett–Episode 817, Falling Together (Rebecca Solnit) https://onbeing.org/programs/rebecca-solnit-falling-together/
Pandemic Parenting Pro Tip:
Swearing. I swear…often. I try to mind my swear count, because one of my kiddos doesn’t appreciate the vernacular of cursing. The other does appreciate a well-placed swear. This year we set up a win-win arrangement: For each swear the children hear, 1 quarter goes out of the spare change dish (if there are any) and into a piggy bank we use for family outings like ice cream, AND I do planks. We add 1 minute to my plank debt for each letter in the swear word I’m busted using. Incidentally, this is a great homeschool activity: Spelling! Counting! And I am going to be ready for paddle boarding season when it arrives. Right now–the 2020 plank balance is at 170 minutes and I’ve worked off 80 of those over the last month. Truthfully, I let them pile up until 2/24 and then I was like, *amn; these aren’t going anywhere. For elementary school children working on addition and subtraction, they can add up the minutes completed and subtract them from the overall balance. Math! Win-win.