How was everyone’s weekend??!! This was our 6th weekend home since the lock down began. We had some just gorgeous weather here in Wisconsin and I think everyone was trying to soak it up. It is going to be much cooler the rest of the week.
|They’re so cute! Ivan asked if we will need to stop and say “awww, hi baby geese!” in a baby voice every time we walk by the pond (daily…) to which I replied, “yes, we will.” 😊|
|My itty bitty garden! Trust me, this is all I can handle right now. Total newbie gardener here. Tips welcome!!!|
I still have a really hard time knowing what I would or should cut out. So many activities these days sort of force you to either participate or at least pay for multiple seasons at once or the whole year. Ethan’s tennis membership is for the whole year. There is no way to really “just” be a member for the summer, for example. If you sign up for soccer, you are basically in it for both fall and spring. I suppose some of the off season training is optional, but they of course like to stay in shape for the next season! Swim is done in multiple sessions, so that would be an option to cut back, but that is by far Asher’s MOST favorite activity and the thing he would definitely not want to reduce at all.
Anyway, I don’t really have the answer but I do know that I’m loving the reduced activity level right now. The kids, and we, are super disappointed that their spring sports seasons are cancelled because it is something they do love and look forward to. But I think at the very least we could maybe stop looking for extra stuff to sign up for constantly! Or, try to figure out ways that we could “cycle” certain new things they may want to try to certain seasons of the year (like only in the summer or only in the winter).
We have always felt that it’s good for the boys to stay busy and active, which I still agree with, but I think there is a limit between healthy/ busy and crazy/ busy. Busy at the expense of everything else might not be the answer either…. I will have to report back on this, because I don’t feel like we have resolved this issue or come to any light bulb over the head conclusions about what to change.
Some scenery we are all really missing right now, but also sort of enjoying the time away from (in some ways):
|Ethan and his best friend 🙂|
Okay, I know some people reading this are in the same exact boat. What are your thoughts?? Have you had any revelations about this? How are you feeling? Missing the activities or not so much? Help me figure this out. 🙂
Steps: 14,601 (thank you yard work!)
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