Sunday Musings

Ok, it’s been a few days and the kids are getting antsy even though they’ve been limited in being able to go out.  Now the restrictions are even more severe so there’s no unnecessary trips and certainly no group activities to occupy their time (nor mine).  Honestly, I don’t know what our technology driven kids would do without internet access because my suggestions of a board game after dinner is being shunned.  (But I think tonight I’m going to mandate a little time off technology for us all!)  My kids are pretty good about going with the flow to put a smile on Mom’s face so I’m hoping they’ll comply.  I’ll let you know tomorrow!

What are you doing while you’re stuck at home with the family?  How are you reacting to this?  How about your kids?  I saw someone post about how their kids were having temper tantrums (they were younger than mine).  Lucky for me I have college-aged kids so we’ve outgrown temper tantrums.

Just checking in with you today to see how you’re doing!  Drop a comment and let me know.  If you need a friend, I’m here for you!

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23 Responses to Sunday Musings

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    My kids are adults so they are amusing themselves. Our daughter has been teaching from home. I am working in my studio getting ready for the A to Z Blogging challenge next month. My hubby is retired so this is no big deal for him, he’s been staying home watching TV for a few years now – LOL. Stay safe!

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  2. A. says:

    I’m glad my kids love their technology, each of them has either a cellphone and a tv or at least an iPad. They’ve stayed pretty busy playing games, watching movies and talking to their friends. I think eventually they’ll get bored though. Then I’m not sure what I’ll do. 😕

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    • janieleeds says:

      When you get to that place, then you’ll figure it out. Maybe board games? A cooking lesson? Charades? Challenges? I think these are times we have to think out of the box…LOL

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      • A. says:

        I agree. My Younger daughter’s teacher has been flooding my inbox with great tips and suggestions of things to do during this time. It’s been helpful. 🙂

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  3. petespringerauthor says:

    No kids at home here. Our son is actually moving today (70 minutes north of his last home) as he starts a new job tomorrow. I think that not having the usual freedom that we’re accustomed to will be one of the biggest challenges for all families.

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  4. Create Space says:

    I’m teaching from home and trying to find ways to support my less tech savvy students best. I’m being encouraged to take every opportunity to upskill and engage with CPD. Emma has started creating miniature pets. I’ve baked a fresh cream sponge cake and roast dinner today. I play words with friends if you feel like joining! Not enough hours in the day!

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    • janieleeds says:

      OH my goodness you are sooo busy! I’m very impressed with you! 🙂 My email was hacked through words with friends so I don’t play anymore. It was a huge hassle a few months ago so I think you’re probably safe now…But thanks for the offer! Have fun! xo Now I feel like I have to really start cooking more – no more excuses!

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      • Create Space says:

        Sunday roast is special, especially if there are leftovers for a cook free Monday! 😉😥 The remainder of the week can be a mixture of quicker meat dishes or meat free days. I’m glad it sounds impressive, I didn’t mention the 2 hour siesta needed after it, but that’s ok too, part of the prioritising & pacing I’m used to! Stay well. X

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      • janieleeds says:

        Thank you for the honesty and the giggle…I love when I can continue a meal the next day but with a little variety so I don’t hear my kids complain about leftovers! LOL Siestas are always a good idea!! xo Stay healthy!

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  5. Janie, I found you through Jay’s blog and I am glad. Hugs flowing to you all. Xx

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  6. TJ Fox says:

    My kids have always been really good at self entertaining or playing games with friends online. Other than the weather, the outside restrictions, and the fact that Hubby is working from home, this kind of just feels like a normal summer break to an extent. My kids will be doing the online school work, but everyone here just seems to be going with the flow nicely. Granted, we just got past spring break and are staring the online stuff, so we will see how long all that lasts. This is where us all being introverted hermits is an advantage.

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    • janieleeds says:

      I agree! 🙂 It can feel unsettling if we allow it, but I’m just going with the flow. The kids seem to be doing ok as well. Knock wood…let’s see how it plays out in another week though…at least we can get outside when the weather is good!

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  7. I was able to work up until last Friday, so this is my Son and my first official week home together. We shall see how things transpire from here.

    My Son’s been home from college for a week, but last week was Spring Break, this week starts online classes. He’s an online gamer, so he’s quite content to be told to stay home. He’s got a huge group of friends that play together and hang out online. Getting him to do something other than that is a challenge. We have shows we record and watch at night, but I put up the card table and dug out a puzzle in hopes that we can do that together. Right now it’s still just sitting there, but we got time to get to it.

    For me I want to use this time to focus on my writing and house projects that never get finished. I’ve put together somewhat of a schedule for myself as means to keep my focus on that and not the news.

    Trying to stay positive and enjoy having my Son home longer than expected.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Stay positive and enjoy the time home with your Son! This is all good…a reset and a bit of relaxation when you can. I’m around if you need a friend! Good for you for doing house projects and writing! Both are therapeutic!

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      • I’m working on the positive thing. It’s a real adjustment. I feel like everyday is Sunday, which is usually my stay at home day, which I love, but it’s very weird and I keep feeling like I should be doing something else. Today was more successful than yesterday. Still working on a schedule so to speak, so there’s structure in my day. I’m telling myself this is practice for retirement. Thanks for your encouraging words.

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      • janieleeds says:

        This may be your practice for retirement Mariann. 🙂 But it is also a time for reset and to explore goals, inner work and what makes you happy so enjoy this time! xo

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      • That’s exactly how I’m looking at. As a matter of fact I’ll be touching on that in my new post which will be up later this week.

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      • janieleeds says:

        Good thinking! Can’t wait to read the post Mariann! 🙂

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