The kids start online school today. Annabel’s day begins with a morning meeting at 10 AM, and then they are supposed to complete various work tasks (?? mostly independently?) based on a curriculum provided online.
For C, it appears a bit more nebulous. There is no in-unison start time and apparently there will be activities/work assigned for the week, but not necessarily for each day.
I guess we will see how it goes! Today I will venture downstairs to help get them started. Some days I won’t be able to help because I will be in the middle of telemedicine visits, but other days I am (luckily) more flexible.
While they do school, G will probably play with toys and then watch a show (or 2). She is quite good at playing and concentrating for fairly long periods (we call her “Montessori baby”), but definitely not 2 full hours.
IN OTHER NEWS, over the weekend it seems that of the 7 faculty members in my division, 5 have exempt themselves from in-person hospital duties (due to age and other issues). That leaves exactly 2 of us, one of which is me. So I am probably going to be seeing a lot of new diabetes patients over the coming weeks to months and making many trips to the hospital. On the up-side, as a group we are planning to do a lot of our hospital coverage remotely (and I am definitely NOT going to be covering the phone lines every other week!).
On the downside, aghgh. Especially considering that I am devoting a lot of brain energy to managing the 16 residents whose duties and rotations are changing by the day in the current climate.
On one hand I am glad to protect my older faculty colleagues. If they were to get super sick, it would be horrible. On another . . . I wish there were more than 2 of us left.