Maybe I’m being slightly dramatic but let me just be the millionth person out there to say that the flu is evil. I honestly don’t know how I functioned when I had infants. Getting up multiple times a night to dose out medications, rub backs, and apply cool cloths has got me like a cast member of The Walking Dead.
I know I haven’t updated the blog in a while, Christmas knocked me out. I was basically like my normal self except with 8,000 other things to do each day. Taking on too much has always been an issue for me. I know you can all probably relate. I have missed sharing my thoughts and feelings and need to make writing a priority again.
Anyway back to the flu- how do you deal with homeschooling when sickness throws the whole family for a loop?
It seemed just as we were starting to get back into the swing of things after the holidays we were all infected one by one. I am ashamed to say it but Netflix and Nintendo became my best friends. While I laid in bed dying I had no clue what was going on downstairs. I do know at one point my son dumped 3 bottles of bubbles into my pool and turned it into something that looked like a Vegas nightclub party. Other than that everyone was happily absorbed in screens and living on cereal and granola bars.
It’s been a few weeks and I’m slowly trying to get us back into a rhythm. We aren’t super structured to begin with but it was nice to at least read aloud everyday and get a little math done here or there. The pressure of the end of the school year has gotten me a little panicky. I have this vision of us finishing up all of our curriculums and having an end of the school year pizza party where we talk about how they’ve finished 1st, 5th, and 7th grade. Then I snap back and realize that we can still do that even if we don’t finish the workbooks cover to cover.
So here I sit, finally almost 100% back to normal, asking to Universe to please let me sleep through the night again.
Soon enough my snuggly, sick kids will be running around like crazies again and this month will be a blur in our memories. If any of you have gone through a rough winter, I’m over here saluting you Katniss style. Springtime is finally here and sunshine and picnics are around the corner.