School and activities are canceled, but spring is not — the magnolia outside my front window should bloom in the next week. I am eager to see the riot of pink blossoms.
In the meantime, we’ve been spending all our time at home. We had family lunch the other day — definitely a novel experience for a Tuesday. And we’ve been spending more time in our pajamas, which has made a certain Christmas present very useful.
Last November, I ordered us all matching pajamas from PajamaGram. I chose a theme that is wintry, but fairly unisex and not too Christmas-y: navy henley-style tops and blue and red snowflake-checked bottoms.
Not all of us are given to wearing pajamas. But everyone has been wearing what we have come to call the “family jammies” — even the baby! On any given night it’s fun to see which other family members have selected these pajamas for the evening. It’s a great way to feel more connected. And if we’re stuck with each other for a while, “connected” is better than a great many other things we could be feeling.
In other news: Kristen at The Frugal Girl has been homeschooling for years — seeing her two eldest all the way through. She’s got a post answering common questions in her usual empathetic style. The good news: you won’t screw this up too much in a few weeks (or months). It doesn’t require 6 hours a day. Little kids can hangout and listen and you can school at unorthodox hours — good to know if you’re on video conferences during usual school times.