COVID-19 Diaries: Struggling

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Today marks the end of the first work week of quarantine. A week in which as working adults we were expected to put in full days, homeschool kids and keep the house running. The work part went okay because it fell to me to organize my time and do what is needed to keep things running.

The home part went okay too given I cooked most meals in-home and made them fresh to boot.

The schooling part has been a major fail both in terms of providing direction and in terms of getting my children organized. We tried to get some Math done each day. The rest of it: ELA/Social/Science/Specials all got left out. Even the Math bits were sporadic, sneaking time in between work and chores to sit, decode problem statements and handhold the ones that needed more support.

It is Friday evening, a little past 6:00 pm and I am still working. The kids are doodling and Saathi still working. It has been exhausting, to say the least. The weekend looks like it will be an extended workweek trying to catch up on stuff everywhere.

I hope all of you are faring better than I am. It is a long road ahead to normalcy or any semblance of it.

3 thoughts on “COVID-19 Diaries: Struggling

  1. I’m a teacher on the other side and know it’s hard to balance it all and get it done. We are all stressed and worried, kids included. Just do what you can and take time for everyone to decompress and do nonstressful activities or just sit.

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