We’ve been working from home and homeschooling since before it was cool/government-mandated.
Five years in Montana conditioned us for seasonal hibernation and social distance– stockpiling necessities, staying in for long stretches, venturing out for quiet country drives or isolated outdoor adventures. Still, we live in closer community now, and like most everyone we’re missing out on a ton of activities: Youth group, theatre, Bible studies, co-op, choir, Little League, dance, lacrosse, Shakespeare Club… We miss our friends and family something fierce, and have gotten creative in our quarantining.
Church, speech therapy, and piano lessons have gone digital, which has been a real blessing.
Husband may be introverted, but he does not idle and gets stir crazy quicker than most. As a result, he’s knocked out an incredible amount of projects on the new house in addition to his regular workload AND hunting & gathering for the family’s necessities:
The kids have kept up regular homeschool studies and filled in the gaps with creative pursuits we often don’t have margin for with our full schedule…
We’ve gotten outside a bit, too– socially distanced, of course. Fresh air and sunshine are vital, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Grandparents have swung by for waves from the car or across the street, plus we did a ride-by on bikes one sunny afternoon.
Some parting shots & thoughts:
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33