Today’s homeschool check-list wished everyone a happy six weeks. There’s not too much else to report. I’ve started recording my podcasts at night, and using the mornings for writing. I’m crashing toward my ebook deadline. I could definitely use a few more ideas/short profiles of folks managing teams remotely so feel free to reach out with those (laura at laura vanderkam dot com).
We are trying to convince the baby to nap in his crib or bassinet, rather than in the sling or while being held. So far this is not going well.
This weekend I hope to do two family walks, run twice, dye my hair (I was doing this at home before it was cool!) and do some work at set times. This is in order to keep work from being an option all weekend. (This is also the subject of my weekly Forge column at Medium!) It will probably be one early morning and one window when my husband covers.
I’m reading Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer — I need to get moving on that, since it’s a Libby pick and will be due in a week. What can I say…it’s often easier to scroll. I have taken to looking at dollhouse furniture on Instagram. I would like to own a really nice dollhouse some day but in the meantime, looking at pictures of tiny furniture is incredibly soothing.
I’m also doing Lego projects with everybody except the baby. Two space craft, the Hogwarts Express, a Lego Friends pool party thing. I have ambitions to teach the older children various life skills (scrambling an egg!) but that hasn’t happened yet. I’m curious if anyone else has had success with using quarantine time for imparting such lessons…?
Photo: Just chilling…