I highly underestimated how much my kids going to online “fun” Summer School would cut into my “free” time…the teachers have got it squared away now, even if it’s just fun stuff. My son requires a fair amount of supervision to be re-directed to his work since it’s all stuff he enjoys like learning how to code, playing math games that resemble video games, and reading comic books. My daughter needs help mostly sticking to her schedule because she has online saxophone lessons on Tuesdays so she needs to make sure she gets her summer school stuff done in the morning and then is able to take a lunch break before she practices before her lesson starts.
So for Day 2, I had to find something else pretty easy that I can accomplish now before bedtime (because once they’re ready for bed, so am I!) I did walk over to the basket of cords in my hallway and I pulled it out but then I got overwhelmed and just put it back exactly where it was. I think that will require my husbands help because otherwise I will just throw them all away. They might need to be all thrown out anyway, but then at least he has the say so….
I have a red organizer that hangs in my living room. It usually holds all of my kids school stuff that I need to remember- schedules, reminders, awards, etc but since in person school froze in March it has stuff that can definitely be tossed and reorganized — like the Duck Call Whistle that currently hangs there that we got in Branson, MO 4 years ago as a souvenir.
It’s just sloppy and I get tired of looking at it day to day but not enough that I actually take the few minutes to straighten up.
It took me approximately 3 minutes. It took me longer to write this post than just straighten this up.
I’m not sure what I’ll do tomorrow. My kids both have two Zoom calls so if I can sneak away during those, I will try to do something that is a little more time-intense but at least I am slowly checking things off that have been making me nuts looking at them around the house.
IMAGE: Red hanging organizer and the Duck Whistle.