All in all, the first day of 2021 was pretty great.
Despite having COVID and some nagging (but not acute or scary!) symptoms, honestly . . . it was as nice as a weekend day could be when you are all stuck in the house!
Activities for the Kids:
Doing laps walking around our pool (Genevieve, don’t worry it’s fenced)
Minecraft (a lot of it)
FaceTiming various people
Movies / TV (a lot of it)
Mandatory 30 minute reading block daily 1pm – 1:30pm (must be done before Minecraft begins)
Chess or Pokeman or Monopoly (big kids w/ Josh while I hang out with G)
“Art Class” or “School” or “Hospital” led by Annabel (though G started up her own doctor’s office yesterday afternoon as well)
While it hasn’t been great, it also hasn’t been terrible. Camp Mommy was also turned into Camp Mommy & Daddy (since Josh is obviously sidelined/quarantined), which made things much more fun from my perspective! Obviously, he will be making up his missed call, but it has still been a nice benefit these past few days — especially since neither of us are entirely 100%, it’s nice to be sharing the work (and sometimes fun) of parenting in quarantine!
Random side note: I feel the need to revise my review of my AirPod Pros. Initially, I liked them. I now would say that I love them. Upon switching to the smallest tips, I find that they stay in beautifully and work for everything from chores to running. The noise cancelling is fantastic for treadmill use, and I find cleaning up the kitchen MUCH more pleasant with a podcast going on in my ears. They seamlessly connect to both my laptop and phone. I also always know where they are because they stay in their charging case plugged in on my desk. So, yeah. A+, Air Pod Pros. Possibly my favorite purchase of 2020.