The new school year starts tomorrow morning and we’re as ready as we’re going to be. We spent the day working around the house. I sat down with each of the boys an went through school stuff. I tried my best to mentally prepare everyone for what feels like a monumental undertaking.
Elliott and Emmett’s schedules are going to be a little different because Elliott is taking more classes. I don’t foresee that being a huge problem though.
I understand distance learning will be challenging. The first couple of days will be spent going through the motions and getting accustomed to their new schedule. For the most part, the boys can create their own schedules. There are some live classes that are required but the rest of the time is flexible.
Our Day Begins
This school year, our day begins at 7:30 am and will end around 2:30 pm.
The boys have their reservations about this change but seem to be willing to give it their best. I think they will find it a positive experience. The downside would normally be socialization but that’s an issue for everyone now. The kids have to stay connected with their friends via Zoom or messenger during lockdown. It’s not perfect but it’s something.
There are clubs and other online opportunities to socialize with their new classmates as well. This school year, COVID is limiting everyone right now.
My plate is overflowing right now and I will need to spread myself a bit thinner than I have been lately.
There’s too much that I need to do and not enough of me to do it. Between school, work and everything else, it’s a lot. I’m speaking with an attorney about how to resolve the issues with my old site. Knowledge is power and I should know more in the very near future. I feel overwhelmed by everything and it’s difficult to focus. Someone is using my work and identity. that threatens everything I’ve built and that threatens my family. I’m on edge but I have to keep moving forward because the kids need me to.
I feel nervous about everything but I’m also confident that we will find our way through this school year.