Covid and homeschooling

Screen Shot 2020-03-26 at 13.56.00Yes it is fun to learn with the kids ! Yes I am privileged not to have to work 7 to 5 from home so I can really help my children with their learning.

Yes I am beyond grateful when I realize how much confidence they are gaining and I am actually over the moon when the teacher praises our – I mean their – homework!

But honestly, it is a tough job! Repeating and repeating, checking, challenging, being on time with pertinent questions to all the online meetings. It is strenuous, and it’s a pretty lonely job!

My husband has invaded my office now that he has to work from home and I suspect him to take my favorite room of the house as a shelter away from virtual classroom. We work more than him, and no time for a coffee break those days. At least I have yoga, and I am introducing compulsory meditation breaks for the kids. Just a few minutes when we are all about to explode. It works, somehow.

Can’t wait to have a decent Cosmo with all my friends though! Hang on tight SuperMamas (and SuperPapas!) , we are healthy and so is our family, that’s the only thing that matters for now… Cosmo will be soooo well deserved though 🍹

16 thoughts on “Covid and homeschooling

  1. Re the cartoon above: “I heard a Dr. on the radio say that to get through the boredom of self isolation, we should all try to finish things we have started, and thus have more calm in our lives. I looked through the house to find all the things I’ve started but hadn’t finished. So I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Jock Danielas, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner piss. An telum u luvum.”

    1. Oh this is the best piece of advice I’ve had those days 😀 And it’s for the best of the house obviously, decluttering has never looked so exciting !!!

  2. Those kids are so lucky to have such an enthusiastic and committed teacher. They might get to skip a grade after several months in your classroom! Hope you all stay well and that you are almost through this (and us soon after …).

    1. This is so sweet 💖thanks for the encouraging words ! The governor just announced the shutdown of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city…
      tomorrow is Friday hence less homework. Crayons, glue, papers and loudspeakers are eagerly waiting for us 🥳 take care you all !!!

  3. I loved reading your post! It superb how many great home educators are out there and so much sharing going on right now.

    1. Thanks 🙂 you’re right, there’s a beautiful community out there sharing so much. I’m amazed at he beautiful acts of acts of kindness as well, like my Mum and her neighbors leaving cakes and soups and jam for each other in the corridors of the little building. So sweet, it keeps them all busy and caring for each other. And she says that it smells so good when you open the door and they don’t know the kind of surprise they will find 💜
      How are you doing those days ?

      1. That’s so lovely to hear! Yes we are doing okay too, thank you. It’s a very strange time though and whilst I hope there are some positive changes to our lifestyles which might come out of this, I also feel some anxiety about how things will play out over the next few months. We are doing well though and enjoying the enforced family time which even for homeschool families like us, is now obviously 24/7 so we are taking one day at a time, listening to loads of music and trying to keep the vibe positive and have fun.

      2. I feel the exact same way, and you re so right to take it a day at a time. I am trying to focuse on what I can do and keep an active attitude.
        For that matters homeschooling really helps a lot, then I teach yoga online and I check on my fam and friends back home in France a good 1h a day by phone.
        That’s when I become a mere news recipient that I become anxious, because there are only hypothesis.
        We have created de facto on own little world with the people we love and care for, tons of paper and crayons, a mini disco in the living room and we cut on anything negative (people included). And instead of writing 3 gratitudes a day before going to bed, we make it 5 🙂

        Stay safe dear, and btw you have a lovely blog. Thanks for reaching out so you led me to it and I ll follow your adventures 🙂

  4. I have enjoyed homeschooling our 10 year old. It’s definitely a lot of work, but it’s allowed us to bond even more. I also notice that’s he’s even happier being home and spending more quality time.

    1. Same here, it’s been a very interesting experience.
      As you perfectly said, it’s allowed us to bond even more. I feel very privileged for having the time to work with the kids, and also to learn the way they are learning those days.
      I had mixed feelings when they went back to school, but their excitement is very contagious and I am happy they can socialize again !
      Most of all, I am secretely so relieved not to have to teach maths anymore !

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