We’re wrapping up Day 1 of Corona Daycare here in the Mom Van. So far we’re virus free and still sane (at least as sane as we’ll ever be). I’m blessed to be able to work from home but I’ve also got the Twins with me. I’ve decided to log daily and hopefully share some of the adventure with you guys.
I’ve adapted their daycare schedule to match the tools we have and aligned my work schedule to match up. For instance, when they are eating breakfast I’m checking emails. When they have outside time I’m listening to Business talks as I push their swings. Coloring for Twins means data analysis for Mommy.
Things went well until nap time when The Conqueror flat out refused to go to sleep. So while she babbled in her bed I used my phone to research webinars that I can take to learn more about the database we use at work. There were a couple of screaming fits today but overall I feel like we did pretty well.
We’re blessed to have a swing set and kids who are easily amused so today wasn’t so bad. I haven’t gotten as inventive as some of my friends yet. One made a basket into a basketball goal for her kiddos in their garage. Another set up an inflatable pool in the living room and filled it with pillows. Working at a children’s museum based on learning through play makes getting creative a little easier though so that will help when the time comes.
Our one mishap for the day was a real learning experience. The Twins took the whole “wear green” thing a little too seriously and The Conqueror colored on her face with a green permanent marker. Fortunately, I have a little bit of knowledge from a past career on solvents and oils and the like and remembered that oil based makeup remover would take it off. I got a good belly laugh out of it and snapped a picture for posterity before cleaning her up.
Thanks for riding this out with us here in the Mom Van. I look forward to sharing this time with you. Stay safe my friends and let me know what you’re doing to keep yourself sane and your kids entertained during your quarantine!