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Living the Unexpected

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

Who would have thought that we would experience a global pandemic? I sure didn't, but here we are social distancing just like the next person. In the blink of an eye, I became a work-from-home employee and a home school teacher. There are times where the house is in complete chaos. This chaos is usually in the form of a 6 lb Chihuahua named Tippy. Who is living his absolute best life right now.

In all transparency it hasn't been all roses over here. While I try to reframe Eli's perspective when he goes on complaining tangents, I also allow him to vent. What he is missing out on is important to him, which makes it important to me. Give yourself , others, and especially your kids some grace during this time. There are some times where I feel guilty having to work and not being able to work through an assignment with him exactly when he needed me to. Which in the end led me to work out my mom guilt. 😩😩

One last thing: From someone who is very type A... everything doesn't have to be scheduled. I tried and stressed myself out the first two weeks. Then I realized, this is not normal for me or Eli. He misses his friends, Tae Kwon Do class, and just going out and about. The last thing we need is added pressure. He sleeps in and eats his breakfast when he wants to and starts his school work.

In the beginning I told him he needed to eat fruits and veggies as his snacks with an occasional sweet snack. Last week I saw him eat six oreos and a mango banana smoothie as a snack. I poured a second cup of coffee and thought to myself... Godspeed. 🤷🤷🤷

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