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School Daze Won't Make Me Eat Cookies!

Saturday, August 08, 2020

It is truly amazing I haven't run off into the sunset with a plate of warm chocolate chips cookies and some brookies. Somehow I chose to walk and do exercise videos and eat healthy food instead instead!

The virtual conferences continue with school board, superintendent and school administrators to talk about their plans. I wish we could stick to core classes online and allow kids options to do offline for specials and electives. While the leaders claim to want to limit screentime, they aren't open to ideas for how to do so.

So right now it looks like there will lots of screentime learning and assignments online, few breaks and no exercise. Just what kids need. What could go wrong?

Basically we may have to play hookie or fake temporary illness so I can bust them out of an online PE class where apparently exercise is not allowed, and get them some actual exercise outside.

Oh well, at least I know my kids will be safe and we will find our way once again. I should be a pro by now at troubleshooting online issues. Plus, I can continue to tutor them and supplement as needed all while working part time right?

I can do this. It won't last forever. What do we have exactly...another 6 months, year or 2 years of this? emoticon

Meanwhile, if you see me at the grocery store with a crazy full cart, don't worry. I am not hoarding food. My kids are both growing and have tripled what they eat while still being skinny as can be.

My kids eat 5x what I eat and yet they look like I never feed them. Oh how I miss the days of having a fast metabolism!

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  • SPICY23
    I well remember going to the grocery every other day for 4 gal of milk (all we could fit in our fridge) for my gang of 4 growing teens! It seemed liked we should have gotten a cow (except then I would be the one to have to milk it, feed it and clean up after it :().

    You are staying strong with your own feeding and movement. You will sort the schooling (aka distance learning) out. Keep giving 'common sense' feedback to the school/educators whenever possible and adjustments may evolve. Good luck.

    Peace and Care
    39 days ago
    Must be hard to do... for sure. emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
    You had a fast metabolism once??? Me? Never!
    41 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    41 days ago
    It's going to be an interesting school year for the kids. It seems that every district in the individual states will do their own thing. Sounds like you have a plan in place.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
    42 days ago
    You're a hero! And I hereby give you permission to do whatever you think is best for your children. The administrators are letting us down here so you gotta do what you know is right. Stay strong!
    42 days ago
    OHhhhhhhh lord. Yes, what could go wrong with that scenario . . . lots of screen learning/assignments and no exercise for the kids . . . ummmm . . . EVERYTHING! **SIGH** SERIOUSLY!!!!????!!!! What Einstein thought of online PE classes where you . . . don’t . . . actually . . . do . . . anything. Pass the brookies. Jeez.

    Get out that Wonder Woman cape . . . here she comes . . . working part time and home schooling. YIKES.

    OH LORD HAVE MERCY! Let’s pray this doesn’t go for 2 yrs. GAH!!!!!!

    Isn’t it amazing how these kids can eat when they have growth spurts! I remember having to make a mental note to NEVER ask my then teen-aged son for help bringing in the groceries. Most of ‘em were MIA (meaning eaten) within 2 minutes of being brought inside – IF they made it inside. I always teased my DS that it was so his body would catch up w/his size 11 feet (and yes, his body DID grow into his size 11 feet!)

    Keep the faith, my dear! ((HUGS)) Patience pants on blue light special @ Kmart, aisle 10 (Huh, is Kmart still even around! Those were the days.)

    42 days ago
    Oh how I remember those days at the grocery store, especially with twin teenaged boys. A box of cereal could disappear in a day, easily. A loaf of bread - poof! And a gallon of milk, well milk had to be restocked every couple of days.

    I think you're wise to deviate from the curriculum every now and then - children need exercise and if they aren't getting it in PE class then you have to think outside the box. What's wrong with showing an exercise video for physical education. I'm sure there are several out there now specifically for young people.

    My daughter is keeping her two young boys home and they are doing great with their on-line learning and what their mom is helping them with. I'm not sure about my granddaughter - she's 13 so I think she probably needs more social interaction. It's a hard time right now!
    42 days ago
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