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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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… 😄

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. 😂

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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… 🙄

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.

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

Another week of lock-down begins

Now that my partner’s college winter semester is done, and the spring/summer one won’t begin till May, there is some breathing space in this household. He doesn’t have to teach online classes for a couple of weeks which means we can make regular daily noise while sequestered in this teeny tiny house instead of no noise while he’s speaking into his audio system.

Which is also why I have put my teenager on a school schedule.

Remember MeanMom™? She’s back. 😉

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