Here we are – a full 10 weeks into quarantine life. Can you even believe it’s been this long? As we start to settle into this wacky way of life, I figured it was time to get real about what’s working for us as a family, and what’s not, so I decided to make a list.
- Laughing instead of crying
- Family walks
- My morning yoga/meditation routine
- Having a daily rhythm for June’s schoolwork
- Tagging in and out with Angelo so we each have time to get work done
What’s not working:
- Fighting with Angelo because we feel like neither of us ever gets a break
- Too many snacks…and I’m not just talking about June ? ha!
- Slacking on quality family time together
- Nothing that even resembles a date night
I made this list at the beginning of last week, and it was so helpful in getting me to focus on doing more of the things that are working, and taking steps to fix the ones that aren’t.
I started off with tackling my snacking habits and told June that I wasn’t going to eat any extra snacks in between meals this week, so that if she saw me having some, she should call me out on it (nothing like having your 4 year old keep you accountable! Lol!). I was surprised that when I got her involved, she decided that she wasn’t going to have any extra snacks either because she wanted to do what I was doing. She typically asks for snacks all day long and ended up making it a day and a half without any snacks, but it helped me be more aware of how we’re feeding ourselves as a family.
We also kept up with all of the things that were already working for us, and this week we’re going to work on creating more quality time together outside as the weather warms up and summer unofficially begins.
Making these lists of what’s working and what’s not is such an easy and practical way to make sure that we make the most of this extra time together at home, without driving each other crazy in the process.
Where are you at on your stay at home journey? What’s working and what’s not?
Have a beautiful week and stay healthy and happy!