Yesterday, I basically took the entire day and wallowed in my feelings. I lowered all of the usual expectations for myself. I got a minimum amount of work done during the day, but there was plenty of pouting and “WHYYYY” and sharing with/complaining to friends. I watched planner videos. I organized my pen drawers! I am not even sure why I was so emotionally impacted by our early quarantine, but I was.
(And now I’m excited to have organized pen drawers.)
Reasons it should not have been so hard to handle:
#1: We have childcare. So no logistical quandary was had!
#2: I fully expected it. I mean, duh, with these kinds of case rates.
I am feeling much better today. I printed C’s work out (kudos to his teachers for having an incredibly organized plan and working very hard to engage a class of 1st – 3rd graders, and kudos to our nanny who has to sit near him and constantly remind him that he is supposed to pay attention).
And I won’t be home to oversee it (patients all day), but our nanny will be fine. At least (for now) she is not having to watch G while supervising the other 2.
Today I am feeling much more accepting and just . . . ready to go with the flow.
I guess proof that sometimes wallowing for a day can help.
Laura and I are prepping for 2 upcoming Q&A/Mailbag Episodes on BOBW! I received a number of great questions on our show instagram, but can always use more. Feel free to submit via email, in a comment, or through instagram! I’m glad the Back to School ep was well-received – we had fun recording that one.