This week started with Easter Sunday. Even though we went to church on Saturday, we still celebrated with Easter dinner and an unexpected drop-off from the Easter Bunny. 

The rest of the week was filled with lots and lots of spring cleaning and just getting the house in order. We’ve been in the house 1.5 years and we’re finally getting around to knocking things off our to-do list. TD3’s outgrown clothes, our living room, our backdoor entrance, my closet are just a few of the things I managed to tackle this week. There’s still a lot more, but we’re getting through our list week-by-week. Next up: figuring out how to feed this food-crazy baby I love.

TD3 has been going crazy every time she sees food. This week alone, she has smashed oranges, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, and tried to steal butter cookies and carrots. I have no idea what we’re going to do with her. I’ve never seen someone get so angry over food. She screams and fights until she gets it. And she seems to never get enough, no matter how much she gets.

The big news this week: no more in-person learning for the 2019-2020 school year. A part of me is relieved, but I’m sad for my daughters who miss their friends and their teachers. Having to break the news to them and watching them break down in tears broke my heart. I’m grateful that T-Daddy and I decided for me to stay home because I can be fully present with them and help them navigate the wave of emotions that they are sure to feel in the days and weeks to come. 

TD1 and I picked back up our study of “Lies Girls Believe,” and I hope that it’s something that can help us grow closer during this quarantine, but also give us guidance to navigate her own emotions and thoughts. I’m also hoping that the plans we have for TD2’s birthday will be enough to brighten her mood. She’s really bummed that she’s going to miss her birthday lunch at school and not be able to see any of her friends for her birthday. Stepping down from my job and regularly checking in with my therapist have both helped me fare this quarantine very well so far, but it’s also apparent to me that it is hard on my girls. I’m hoping that I can do my best to make this a little easier for them. For however long it lasts.

See you next week. We’ll still be here…staying home and staying safe.