Loosening the clutches of lock-down

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.

Well.

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Conversation with tween girl aka parenting is funny

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.

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Elusive chocolate and candy stash: mom vs teenagers edition

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”

A surprise adventure (part 2)

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… šŸ˜„

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. šŸ˜‚

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A surprise adventure (part 1)

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.

This Schnoodle:

Molly

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Grumpy Grumperton electronic device(s)

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.

But… šŸ™„

You knew there would be a but, right?

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I went shopping and lived to tell the tale

There is a grocery store near my parents’ place that I occasionally frequent if I’m out that way.

šŸŽµšŸŽ¶šŸŽµšŸŽ¶ Should I stay or should I go šŸŽµšŸŽ¶šŸŽµšŸŽ¶ (The Clash) Continue reading “I went shopping and lived to tell the tale”