The Wildlings

Corona Time, Day 2

The Wildlings Have Arrived.

And if you fall, don’t scream. You don’t want that to be the last thing she remembers.
— Tormund Giantsbane

Our school district doesn’t go live until tomorrow. So today was deemed a free day. I had emails to send out, groceries to order and worked on the Great Home Purge of 2020 that started a few weeks ago. 

The kids were left alone. All day. I could tell they still were around by the sheer amount of dishes in or near the sink (that is a step in the right direction!!). I didn’t hear much from them. Except for one asking for lunch, one asking when their pc parts were being delivered (3x) and the oldest asking for a ferret. ???

I also found an empty cookie dough wrapper in the trash. It’s a new package, from one of the most recent grocery runs. I am not sure what I should be more concerned about, the raw cookie dough, the amount (the package was NEW) eaten, or how FAST these kids will go through our food supplies.

They even missed a chunk in the corner of the package. But it made it in the trash. And for that, I am thankful.

Tomorrow starts the schooling. Let the learning begin!






			

It’s A Wild World

It’s hard to get by just upon a smile. Because NO ONE IS AROUND TO SEE IT. This is truly a crazy, crazy time to exist. But, in true Virgo fashion, I will stay positive, and organize, and clean, clean, clean.

And now, I have EXTRA helpers. With a lot of time on their hands. No school, no work. So, buckle up, suburbia. This is going to be a wild ride.

Disclaimer: This pandemic is very serious. I am adhering to the CDC recommendations. That being said, I will NEVER get the thought of a cold Corona with a lime out of my head. corona-beer-on-beach

So, here it is.

Corona Time, Day 1

Our house is stocked and sanitized. Toilet paper in each bathroom. Antibacterial soap in each dispenser. Kids told me they have never smelled the house so clean before. Thanks, I guess? Probably not a good sign. But, hey, it’s not like they have been expert hand washers before either.

First order of business. Chore chart discussion. Again. I have had this stinkin’ chart for months a year. It’s been hit or miss on chore completion. Those suckers are crafty with their excuses. But, today, TODAY!! They did their chores willingly. 

Well, a new graphics card, more ram and two new games ordered might have had something to do with it. And maybe the, “Do your school work, do your chores, don’t fight, and the internet stays on.”. Pick your battles, pick your tactics, I say.

Ever see a chore chart that has daily chores, weekly zones AND a three week rotation so those kiddos can’t confuse you with their moans of, “I did that LAST weeeeekkkkk!”? I am very proud of it. So proud that I will try to upload it in the Printables section. Always ready and willing to help a momma out!

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Good luck out there. And check back in with me. I know that we will have some very fun  stories on this adventure. And. I. Am. Alone. With Them.