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Oh to be able to take my mom-naps

I know it’s an overwhelming time for many during this COVID-19 phase of the year. Especially rooting for people with multiple school aged kids to have to homeschool for now.

I myself have a kinder kid, a 2 year old in early ed, and a 7 month baby. Of course my husband, thankfully, is able to work cut hours to keep our bellies appropriately full.

Yes, our structured days all went out the window after day 3 of our original spring break. I held on to a couple of things that are absolutely essential to getting back to normal after all this is over. Meal times, nap times, and bedtimes. Honestly as long as we don’t drive each other crazy who cares what the in-between parts of the day are or even what order. My oldest does have school work online, another thanks, which she gets done when she is in her best spirit. Same for my toddler, that girls gets her learning in right before nap time. And my baby, well, he learns all day. 🤩

NAP TIME I will tell you is simply THE BEST FRIEND in my day. They all nap at the same time. I may not always be able to nap as well with them, but I can at least lay, rest, and/or read for that time. I can’t imagine not being able to have a few minutes of silence, to clear my mind of to-do’s and the news, and to check in with loved ones a bit. I think everyone is and wants to do their best at this time. I surely do.

I’ll tell you that for me personally- NAP TIME is what gets me through my today’s.

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COVID-19 and Academics(a preschooler)

My daughter’s response😂🤩

Discussed with my daughter how in order to keep us healthier longer the school decided to close & give them a little longer vacation from friends.

She took this in for about 5min.

Then came back with a request for me to call her school to check if she can still go get her book folder switched everyday so she can finish her 100 book reading challenge for her teacher.

My beautiful bookworm💕

P.S. We will homeschool what we can at home. Read, read, & Math!

& ALSO… ELDERBERRY HELPS IMMUNITY BOOST! Read it & advised by coworkers.

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Mommy-and-me drawing

There are definitely lots of fun ways to have a creative session with kids at home.  Today happens to be my new favorite way to share a creative outlet with my baby girl.  [Now, now… she may be turning 2 years old in a couple of weeks, but to me she’s absolutely still technically a one year old, and still my baby.]
And back to our creativity talk…
So today I was trying to find a good way to get my daughter to draw without making too much of a marker mess.  Even though some markers are maked as washable you can never be so sure that the darkest purple washable marker will come right off a light colored carpet or a tiled floor.
Well, I grabbed her “Crayola bath markers”, and sat her down to draw on dining room’s tiled floor.  It was great!  We had fun drawing on the tiles, and the colors popped up pretty great too.  It was so easy to wipe the colors right off with a wet cloth.

Do you ever notice EVERYTHING about your child?

Of course we gain greater powers of observance & over protection for our kids.  How could we not?
Kids are curious & are having an adventure every waking minute. They are so busy having fun that they don’t notice the small stains on their clothes after a paint session, the small scratches they endure when running around & bumping into things, or take a second to stop & think before sticking non-edibles into their mouth.
I happen to consider myself lucky to be a stay at home mother, because I keep my little girl’s environment clean & monitor her play.  Also, our home is small, so no matter what I always have a clear view of her.  On the plus side,  my little girl likes to sit & play right next to me wherever I go. I can be cleaning the restroom & she will be sitting at the doorway playing with her blocks.

Even when taking precautions such as cleaning & baby proofing everything in sight, I just can’t shake the need to check up on my little girl every 5 minutes or less.  I am comfortable that she is safe in our home, but I think it’s definitely a mom thing that keeps me on edge.

She is my little girl, so yes, I notice everything.

I notice when she learns new words, and how she goes from knocking to opening a door herself.  When she falls I rush to her side, & when she gets sleepy she yawns once & I pick her up for a nap.

I let her be independent in her own way, but I keep a close watch from a distance.

My little girl has me on my toes every step of the way.  She includes me in her adventures, & is the sunshine of my day.

I love my little girl, it’s truly true!

My little star shines thru & thru!

My beautiful wise little girl!