We’ve reached the point in this stay home order where even introverts are starting to feel a little stressed out.
Because at first, it was actually kind of nice to have your schedule cleared for you.
I enjoyed having a chance to just be home with the family. Nightly suppers around the table have been easier to pull off.
But with so many things closed now, it’s become stressful for a lot of us.
Maybe you’ve lost your income and are having trouble getting through the maddening unemployment phone line.
Your teens are so stressed over trying to keep up with school work while missing their friends that they are making you crazy.
(Yes, of course you love them. And sympathize. And kinda want to lock them in their room for just a little while.)
The younger kids don’t really understand what’s happening, but they know that everyone seems worried. And they show that they are worried by whining every minute of the day and clinging to you constantly.
Poor kids…and poor Mama (who is pulling out her hair).
Extroverts are ready to see people again! And introverts are ready to have the house back to themselves, even for just a little bit, again.
If you’re feeling seriously bored at home, here are some simple ways you can use your time. Believe it or not, you can have fun at home!
At some point, you just cannot spend one more minute scrolling Facebook and playing “Is this scary story true…or not??”
It’s all too much!
And you know darned well that if you let the kids play hours of video games, it turns them into monsters.
(Seriously. Mine fight like cats and dogs if they get more than a couple of hours per day on screens. I don’t know the science and I don’t want to look it up. I already feel like I’m living a weird social experiment here.)
What this calls for is a tried and true list of things you can actually DO.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you can’t forget your favorite munchkins! Show your love with these adorable Valentine Gifts for kids…sure to get a smile!
It was a quiet, cold February 13th evening a few years ago. The kids were snoozing, and I was up contemplating, as usual, whether I had done enough to make the holiday special for them. I already had a small box of $1 chocolates for each of them.
Now I’m not the type of Mom who believes that every event needs to be over the top. Celebrating in simple ways works out best for my family.
The more you give to kids, the less they appreciate what they have. It overwhelms their little systems.
So I decided that I’d give them just one more small gift. Something I could put together at home for free. Something that would be a small bit of “icing on the cake”. (more…)
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