Social Distancing - Week 2
Here we are in the middle of week 3 of social distancing. It's been an interesting few weeks. I've tried so hard to stay on some type of schedule, but it just doesn't work. Some days I'm too tired, some days G is too needy, and some days C just flat out refuses to stick to the routine. We're still adjusting, I guess. I definitely notice when we do stick to a routine, our days are much easier.
Luckily, C is only in pre-k and I'm aware that anything can be made into a learning opportunity, so I have been trying to make the best of things and incorporate learning into our every day conversations. I'm also lucky that he loves some very educational shows, so I can reference those shows when we're "learning" and say "oh yeah, remember when this happened in that show?" and that seems to be helping.
A few times over the past two weeks, we've had some really solid school work times. I was able to document some of that (please ignore any mess in the photos, this wasn't about being perfect). My kids are one of my favorite subjects to shoot, but they are frequently not cooperative. I took advantage while C was deep into a fun roll out worksheet I have for him and snapped some pics.
I found that pumping him up about how proud I was of his work on the worksheet got him really into doing the worksheet AND got him into wanting to smile for me! This is probably the most normal toddler smile I've seen on him in a year! HA! Usually he does a goofy smile or way way over-cheesed smile. On this day we were practicing letters, and he was so excited to have gotten through the whole alphabet (and I was super proud of him too).
We then moved into the kitchen to do a science experiment. I've spent countless hours over the past few weeks on Pinterest finding pre-k appropriate science projects, they seem to be a big hit (and are really fun for photos). C was a great helper, I didn't explain the experiment in advance, I explained it as we went through it. It kept him on the edge of his seat the whole time.
The experiment was simple - we filled 4 cups with different colored water (colored with food coloring) and then used paper towels to connect the cups together. The water starts to travel through the paper towels and the colors begin to blend together. This was a super fun experiment for C - he loved going back to check on it every day and see how the colors had changed. I liked it because he was able to do the whole thing himself (with guidance from me along the way) and it gave me an opportunity to photograph something cool.
I wish this post was different and was sharing client photos, but unfortunately, that's not something that's happening right now. I don't know when we will all be able to get back out there, but I cannot wait to see all of your faces and I cannot wait to hug people outside of my immediate family again! I hope you don't mind the stray from my normal types of posts. I hope to share a weekly update of what we've been doing around here, along with some photos to document any fun projects we've been doing around the house.
I did start a fun project before the stay at home advisory went into place (the #frontstepsproject) and I hope to continue that when the stay home advisory is lifted. I'll share more about that in a separate post!
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