It's only like week 2 or 3 of all of the children being home while Ben and I (but mostly me because Ben leaves the house to go to work at regularly appointed times) try to work, but I think we are settling into our routine. This is because the kids are BUSY (Harry is on 2 baseball teams right now -- though the season for one is ending and the season for the other is just starting--and is taking tennis lessons and diving lessons; Jack has the end of baseball season and also dive meet season and lost of dive practice; Cooper is doing swim and tennis lessons and hopes to add dive lessons in July; Dorothy has swim lessons and water ballet) enough that we have regularly scheduled events everyday that give our lives a nice rhythm. But! We have enough nothing to do that we can be super flexible with our time. We have also had a really good mix of pool days, cool days, and the kind of day-long rain that makes screen time and blankets on the couch feel like the perfect plan for the day.
I like summer so far. There. I said it.
We have to stumble through the next 6 weeks and then! 2 weeks of vacation! Then it will be time to frantically do all of the things before school starts. This feels very doable.
Harry, writing birthday thank-you notes:
This salad! With chicken! IS SO GOOD. I used Aldi garlic salad dressing instead of garlic and olive oil because I cannot eat olive oil. I also didn't have dijon and used spicy mustard. I would go get dijon if I were you. Also! There is a titch too much lemon in here for me, so I will dial it back next time (I just juiced both lemons I zested and didn't measure the juice-- oops). Also! We have been eating this over a bed of mixed greens-- highly recommend.
wrote a children's book. He's a fan.