All rules and everything we knew went out the window when quarantine started. I guess now we’re technically off quarantine, but things still aren’t back to normal and we have to wear masks everywhere we can’t maintain social distancing. The kids will be distance learning this year as well at least until November. I’m so over it.
There was this post going around Facebook about keeping your kids on a set schedule because ya know kids thrive on schedules. It was to help them deal with all the changes and distance learning from home. I wanted so badly to be that mom. To enforce a schedule with my kids of when they’d wake up, eat breakfast, get online for school, go to bed. Have their whole day planned. I wanted to be the best mom I could be during this crazy time we were in.
Y’all I was so not prepared. I’m not that mom and I don’t think I could ever be that mom. I made schedules for the kids that quickly went out the window. For me to survive and for my kids to survive we could not follow that schedule. I honestly think something like that wouldn’t work for my family. Do we have schedules? Ye, but not something so strict. I’m more laid back with them as long as they were getting done their school work before they played.
I tried. I really did, but I didn’t fail. What works well for one family may not work well for another and that’s okay. You should never feel like you don’t have it all figured out or all together just because you can’t follow something someone else thinks is what everyone should be doing. Do you mama and let whatever happen, happen. Who cares how it’s done as long as what needs to get done gets done. We are only human and not a single one of us are the same and neither are our families.
Our quarantine days were filled with online school, video games, and trying not to kill each other while stuck home together. Ya know normal family things. Ha ha. The kids did way better than I thought they would distance learning. I was kinda a rockstar at teaching except of course math. Not a fan of the common core math. The kids even started doing more chores and helping out around the house. The point is we all survived. We all made due with the cards that were thrown at us. It doesn’t matter the way we went about it. We all did our best. Never let anyone make you think differently.