We made landform maps with sugar cookies today! And they have already been decorated and chomped. Without documentation. 😕 Seriously. Did it really even happen then?!?
Lily crept down as I was starting to think about what to write tonight; she shared some ideas and I will try to go with those. (She has pretty great ideas much of the time, if I stop to listen).
So, you see, a pretty nice list of topics for tonight, provided by the first born of the family.
Shall I pull this out to show her fiancé one day?
The scene in the Grinch when he hears the toys on Christmas morning and the big booming drum turns into his head being beaten with drumsticks. My head tonight. Looking forward to a long nights rest.
Btw, the little Miss Em loves watching the Ginch-no matter the time of year! 🙈🙉🙊
And, it is snowing, snowing, snowing. Lily raked all the snow off the driveway and walk for us👍🏻.
Oliver and I are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.👏🏻
So while it wasn’t truly free from tech–I did check email before the kids got up and, well, I am here writing–the day was not consumed by checking a device. Over the past few weeks I felt the creep of tech taking over my time which is hard because I feel like I have found an online tribe of homeschoolers that I really connect with…so the impulse is to connect all.the.time. But today was necessary and made me a bit more aware of the time I essentially waste being online. While I mean to sit down to write a quick message, like everyone else in the modern world, my time is sucked right up with checking in with everything. I’ve never set tech limits for myself…but I think tomorrow I will do that going forward.
I am trying to be positive and hope that we will just have the sniffles and kick this sickness quickly. Don’t want a repeat of colds passed back and forth through the family. Nor the threat of another dreaded ear infection. Sleep. Medicine. Vaporizer. Repeat.