10 things I'm doing with my kids to preserve my sanity - and theirs
One dad explains how he's surviving the quarantine with two young kids.10 ways to make your home cozier The last stop a friend of mine made before nearly everything shuttered was to Fig Earth Supply in northeast Los Angeles, where she stocked up on enough seeds, small plants and soil so she’d have plenty of projects for her and her kindergarten-age daughter to tend to during the next foreseeable months. I couldn’t make that happen. Instead we’ve got yard maintenance issues that are long overdue, and enlisting the kids in weeding is another way to get them out of the house. If you didn’t stock up in advance, call your local nursery: They could use the business, and so you can order in advance and keep a distance. 4 Makeshift recess As I said, our yard is pretty unruly and unfortunately we don’t have a basketball hoop, so for sports options it’s basics like playing catch, hucking Frisbees, and biking up and down the block. The bocce set I got as a gift last year has also come in handy. All of our kids’ grandparents are joggers, but my wife and I decidedly are not. That trait jumped a generation, and my older son’s natural athletic talent is distance running. Now he and my wife jog for almost a mile every day. I aspire to eventually join them. 5 Online connections Google Hangouts, FaceTime and Zoom sessions with friends have been invaluable in keeping the kids connected to the world outside. These meetups might be six classmates delightedly squealing with each other about nothing much or a one-on-one connection while playing “Roblox” with a former classmate who moved to Spain, but they always seem to be in a better mood once they’ve been able to interact with someone from the outside world. Plus, as parents we feel less guilty about indulging this kind of screen time. 6 In the kitchen With basically all our meals now being made in-house, we’ve enlisted our kids to help more with prepping and cooking their favorite foods so they’ll know how to make them for themselves. It’s something we’ve been meaning to do, but now we have the opportunity to actually make it happen. They’re into it, but I’d appreciate it if that attitude also extended to doing the dishes. 7 The internet gives back With so many kids out of school, the internet has responded with new YouTube series, Instagram Live performances and coloring book downloads to help keep them entertained. I now have friends whose kids anticipate each episode of “Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems” like they’re hypebeasts on Fairfax Avenue waiting for a Supreme drop. We haven’t gone deep into that zone, but my younger son has spent lots of time taking in YouTube’s seemingly inexhaustible supply of instructional videos about caricaturing. Advertisement Read more: Los Angeles Times
I live in Maine, so I really appreciate having access to the news from the other side of the Earth, I mean, country... ✌️ gratitude Bravo I didn’t read the article...so I’m guessing ‘day drinking’ is 4 5 fake shits per day for some alone time.
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