Kids will be kids.
I have to admit, I’ve gotten a little teary-eyed a few times this week. When my kids asked why we couldn’t go to church or school. When they wanted to go to the zoo and out to our favorite restaurant…’since we’re all home’ and I had to tell them ‘no.’ And when I had to turn their friends away who stopped by to play. This is hard. I know they miss their friends, so we’ve facetimed a few of them here and there, and that holds them over OK…(sigh). All and all, we’ve been making the best of it. Through building forts, sidewalk chalk and snacks outdoors hide-and-seek in the house and evening walks; practicing social distancing of course. We have some study time too…but naps and bedtime have been completely off LOL! Oh well.
I know they don’t fully get it, but now, if I say ‘no’ to a request, their response is, ‘oh, because of “the virus?” So sadly, (but gratefully) they’re coming to a semi-decent understanding. I don’t want them to think this is our new normal but for now, it just is…Am I the only one that has taken a quick ride on the struggle bus every now and again?? What are some of the things that ya’ll are doing to maintain some sense of normalcy while also being gracious because of the circumstances?