Updated: Mar 29, 2020
The highlight of my day yesterday was putting my kids into the car and driving through the Goodwill drop off area. We rolled down the windows, turned up the radio and laughed like everything was normal in the world. Sadly everything is not normal in the world and it's beginning to feel heavy on my heart. I'm sad for the people who are sick, the people losing their jobs, the stores and small business that may never open again. I'm sad for the children who so quickly said good bye to their teachers and friends not knowing it might be their last time in their classrooms. How is everyone dealing with all this change?
I imagine all moms in America are feeling a sense of unease right now. The mental load just got a lot heavier. Last night California went on a stay at home order. That means we are only supposed to leave our house for essentials. So what are we doing? We are having virtual play dates, writing letters, making art, reading, writing and practicing math. We are also working on getting organized around the house.
Now that the kids are spending a lot of time at home is your house feeling more crowded and unorganized? You are not alone! With all this stuff we are doing at home my house is definitely feeling more cluttered than usual. So I've also made it a goal to use this time to get organized.
My kids are pack rats. They want to keep everything and they would if I let them. If they so much as find a rubber band that they were playing with in the trash there will be shock and confusion on their part as to how it got there. "Mommy, whaaaat is my rubber band doing in the trash can?!" Then they will reach in and pull it out, covered with wet coffee grounds and egg shells. Even boxes are a hot commodity in our house. Every Amazon box would be saved by my 3 year old if I let him. "Mommy I neeeed that box!!" Are your kids the same?