Usually, I write my blog posts the day before. So for Monday’s post, I usually write it on Friday. But Friday I was not feeling it. I felt as if I was just wandering through my day.
In fact, I was just wandering through the day. Have you felt like that lately? I’m a stay-at-home mom so I am home way more often than your average joe but I like to get out and do things.
Caroline and I like to go to the mall, meet friends at the park, head to the zoo, go to Target, and explore the beautiful Tampa Bay area we live in. But obviously, with the advice, we’ve been given to stay at home, that’s what we’ve been doing.
It hasn’t been all bad. We’ve found a new normal around here but I’m already ready to go back to the old way of life. I probably sound like a brat saying that because so many people are suffering or have lost loved ones due to the virus. I can’t imagine, I just can’t. We’ve been staying home for that exact reason, I don’t want any of us to contract the virus.
But what has our new normal looked like? Well, I’ve still been getting up early, which has been nice to keep that going. And I’m still teaching VIPKID in the mornings.
John was home from work on Friday and might be this week, we don’t know yet. So he heads upstairs to work and Caroline and I have been playing outside. Then it’s lunch, naptime, more playing inside and outside. Snacks and making dinner. And bedtime.
It’s the simplest days we’ve ever had but so exhausting. I just feel like I’m not letting myself fall into the whole we are at home I should take it easy thing.
I think it’s because I’m just constantly thinking about when this is going to end, do we have enough food, what about toilet paper, should I go to the store or should I have it delivered, what are the facts, are we as a nation under-reacting or overreacting? And the list goes on.
I know these are a lot of random thoughts strung together but I just wanted to share what life has been like in our little bubble lately.
I hope you and your family are doing well, staying sane and healthy and creating a bond that will live on.
Tomorrow I will be back with some of the fun items we’ve been using while at home. All available on Amazon!
When my kids were little, I loved getting out and doing something every day. Otherwise, the days can feel very long. Hang in there!
We homeschool so we are used to being home too but you’re right– we also get out at least a few times a week to meet up with friends, explore the zoo, aquarium, or museum, and I am missing all those things too. I also feel like my brain never shuts off worrying about our food supply, paper goods, etc. and where I can keep restocking them. I think we’re all pretty much in that same boat of wondering when this will all end and if we’re overreacting or not acting enough… in the meantime I am trying to instill as much normal into our lives as I can. My husband still reports for work each day and we are hitting the books and hiking but where we normally would have spent afternoons crafting or baking or having some family fun I do feel a bit stuck and tired. My boys are loving having their afternoons free though so I’m content to keep going as we are for now.