I guess summer vacation came a bit early this year what with the school year disrupted since March.
I think technically, the kids are done this semester. Most teachers expected final hand-in of work by June 12 and the remaining two weeks are used for finalizing report cards.
So the kids, already on a reduced schedule, have had quite a bit of free time just as phase 1 of reopening began.
Continue reading “Loosening the clutches of lock-down”
Yesterday a member of my family complimented one of my kids to me. It was about politeness.
Continue reading “Doing it *mostly* right”
…they ate all the Mexican beef last night while I returned to the porch with my spritzer for a bit.
“…making love to his tonic and gin…” (Billy Joel, Piano Man)
Continue reading “For the record…”
Her, interrupting my quiet time aka wine time: What time is it? I’m hungry.
Me, sitting outside on back porch sipping a spritzer: March yourself into the house and check the 7 million digital clocks on every device or appliance.
Continue reading “Conversation with tween girl aka parenting is funny”
Wanna know some breaking news from my household?
The girl child accidentally found my chocolate and candy stash I hid at the beginning of lock-down. Mainly from the teenager. Continue reading “Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition”
Continuation of A surprise adventure (part 1)
By the time I returned from the other side of the neighbourhood with the kidnapped dog at about 9:15 am, my house smelled like bacon.
Then I saw the teenager at the table eating breakfast. My eyes almost fell out of my head… 😄
He’s up! At what he calls the crack of dawn!
Let this be a lesson to you:
Bacon wakes the dead. And, apparently, teenage boys too. 😂
Continue reading “A surprise adventure (part 2)”
Yesterday, on a whim, I contacted our dog-owning friends to ask them a question.
“Will you let me kidnap your Schnoodle?” I asked [not so] innocently.
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For the most part, the kids are self-sufficient with their remote learning aka homeschooling. They’re tween and teen and tech savvy enough to figure out most of it on their own.
You knew there would be a but, right?
Continue reading “Grumpy Grumperton electronic device(s)”
There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.
🎵🎶🎵🎶 Should I stay or should I go 🎵🎶🎵🎶 (The Clash) Continue reading “I went shopping and lived to tell the tale”