Lessons from Virtual Learning
What a week. Oh wait, it’s only Wednesday?! 😫 Our first week of virtual learning is going ok but there’s new struggles every day. I feel incredibly lucky that my oldest loves to learn and is doing well with me as his teacher. I know he misses making friends and being social but we just have to do the best with what we have.
Mornings used to be my time to reply to emails and get things done for the day. Now I’m teaching until lunch, throwing some food in their mouths, and playing catch-up in the afternoons, then working late at night. School is truthfully going quite well, it's the anxiety that hits when I get home because I haven't even looked at emails or started work until after noon which isn't what I'm used to. I'm learning right along with him!
Today I called my husband and said “how do I know if he’s learning anything?” And he assured me that he was but I literally have no clue what I’m doing! I’ve been more on edge lately, easily yelling and second guessing every decision we make. It's hard because it seems like he already knows most of the things he's learning but I still want to make sure he fully comprehends it.
Oh, and he told me today was the worst day of his life so really feeling like I’ve got it together 😆 But I will say, it had nothing to do with school and everything to do with his brothers putting their feet in his car seat! He might have been a dit dramatic but let's be real, sometimes I am too!
Tonight I decided we would have dinner outside in hopes that it would lighten the load for all of us. I didn’t care if anyone ate anything but instead focused on the time together. They laughed at their little brother stealing food off of everyone’s plates and made a big mess. They didn’t eat much but we went around and said our favorite thing that happened today. Guess what the worst day ever had to say? He loved every second of the day 🤷♀️😂