1- In-School Valentine’s Day. For those of you with kids in in-person school, what is your V-Day situation?
Even between my kids, I have one where we were told to send in cards (G), one where we were told they would not be passing out anything but making environmentally-friendly Valentine projects in class (C, and cool!), and one where I’ve heard nothing so maybe A’s school is just skipping Valentine’s celebrations of all kinds this year.
(C’s teacher for the win! I will never complain about being told not to send something in and that the kids will have fun anyway. On that note, I would 383847384x rather donate money to a class for a group project than have to buy things myself and send in. But so often it’s the latter . . . )
2- TIME. This week felt really good from an efficiency/time use standpoint. I felt like my days were full (and plenty got done) but not rushed. On that note . . .
3- Please can I work remotely at least 2x/week for all eternity? (I have no idea what the answer to this is, but I am desperately hoping. Particularly if my kids are somewhere else. Yes, we are planning on camp this summer, most likely at the Montessori school.)
4- I spent my ‘night off’ last night reading Oona Out of Order in bed with spa music playing (Spotify massage playlist for the win!). I basically bolted up there the second Josh got home at ~7:15. Our current system of evenings is working really nicely. Having a night ‘off’ weekly to look forward to is really amazing. I would love to do something more social in theory but in reality a) obviously most social things are really difficult now, unless I do something virtual or outside and b) what I really need/crave most weeknights after talking to people all day is just extra rest and some quiet.
(Wednesday is his ‘free’ night and Tues/Fri are ‘work late if needed’ nights for him. Monday is designated family night. This started about a month ago and so far it really works!).
PS: My parents got vaccinated with Moderna (following local rules of course, no line jumping!) in PA this past week! Such great news.