Just ducking in for 5 seconds to admit that YES, I too get overwhelmed and behind sometimes, and YES — today is one of those times.
I can see the light at the end though. And my planner helps 🙂
G sleeping before 10:30 pm would help too. But at least we are all currently healthy.
PS: Regarding the discussion in the comments on post-holiday school plans: to those planning on doing remote school the week after Thanksgiving – it’s an interesting idea. A full week at home afterwards would provide a 10 day buffer. Will have to consider pros/cons. I guess I haven’t thought of school as a super high risk environment but I recognize it’s definitely not 0, either.
I will admit I do think this set of holidays is going to be trouble. The vibe I get from friends is that they are “over” the restrictions. While I have been sending my kids to school and we’ve been going to appointments (dentist, eye dr, etc) — I feel like a non-outdoor family gathering (complete with long meal served at a communal table & maybe some out of town travelers!) seems like the highest possible risk combination. Multiply that risk times current rates and how many gatherings are likely to happen in this country around that time and . . .yeah. Not ideal.
Anyway. I also get having a lot of sadness about a holiday season without these gatherings. I feel like it’s extra bittersweet for us this year as G is finally old enough to not require one on one monitoring – how she would love to just run around with her big cousins! And I could . . . quasi relax and talk without being interrupted every 30 seconds (. . . maybe). But I’m sure it will still be fun in fall 2021.
I spent hours I didn’t really have this week taking the kids to appointments. But we have now selected an orthodontist for Annabel, and Cameron will be able to see the board (?screen) in front of his class. $@&#^!. Next week WILL be better.