The Slice of Life challenge is tough to begin with. Then add in that we are in the movie Groundhog’s Day, stuck at the house doing the same thing every day. It makes thinking of something to write about way more difficult. Lets see, do I write about my kids for the 20th time, the Corona Virus, or something else that I have done, which is nothing.
After I got off another Zoom meeting with the fourth grade teachers, I learned that this little “vacation” we are on will most likely be lasting through the end of April, if not the end of the year. Yippee. I needed to get out. I needed to go burn off some energy, and since it is supposed to rain the whole weekend, we had to take advantage of getting outside. My kids strapped on their helmets and we took a bike ride around our neighborhood. It felt good to ride around, even though it was a little chillier than I had hoped. Going with the wind it wasn’t too bad, then we turned the corner by a huge pond and the wind came howling straight at us. I had aspirations of doing a nice, long ride, but that chill ended that quickly. We still took a decent ride, but cut it a little shorter than normal.
On our way however, we were out looking for paw prints. Our community in Batavia is having residents color in different things and post them in their windows. Last couple of weeks it was shamrocks. The kids were supposed to look for shamrocks in people’s windows and keep track of how many they found. Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over, they switched it to paw prints, for the Batavia Bulldogs. My kids colored and taped them to the window. Now every time we go out, whether it is a bike ride, or to walk the dog, we keep an eye out for the paw prints. I love seeing how excited they get every time we find a new one. When they get home, they have a sheet that they color in how many they have found total. It isn’t much, but it gives them something to do while we are out an about. As we are all in this together, we need to keep finding ways the community can continue to do things that keep these kids entertained, while still following the separation rules.