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Everything posted by sassenach

  1. They are. This is not a friendly gathering to discuss all sides of homeschooling. It’s an anti-homeschooling gathering focused on how to regulate homeschooling.
  2. We’ve been playing a ton of Jackbox tv. My husband bought a 3-pack of games. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be much help in the technical aspects. He starts the game from the laptop and projects it into our tv using Apple TV. We all access it by logging on with our phones and using the 4-letter code that the game gives us when we launch a new round. Quiplash is our fav but it can get a little saucy. The numbers game is fun, too.
  3. I froze our Y for the month of April and I will cancel after that. We are going to lose income.
  4. I've been hosting Zooms for people in our church (and now others are joining in). I think these parents need to hear homeschoolers to say things like: As the parent, you absolutely have the authority to not do the 25 things your kid's teacher thinks they should do today. No, it's not worth everyone crying to keep up with that ridiculous list of assignments. No, do not make your kid work until 8pm (true story) to finish what the school sent home. The parent sets the tone. If you are frustrated, your kid will be, too. The most important thing is supporting the emotional well-being of your kids. They will not fall behind. I repeat, they will not fall behind if you do not do everything the school is telling you to. Fifteen minute lessons, then let your 6 year old play for awhile. No, this isn't normal. You are not failing. Other people aren't better at this than you are. Even people who choose to homeschool have loooong adjustment periods. I think that the seasoned homeschoolers in this country can be of great service and comfort to those who have been thrown into this position. These parents have never lived from the paradigm of having more authority than the schools. Think about that. That's a major difference between the perspective of the homeschooler vs the non-homeschooler. They're drowning because they're letting the schools dictate their days and they desperately need someone to give them permission to take the wheel. I've gotten such wonderful feedback from my Zooms.
  5. This is such a welcome update in a sea of hard things. I'm thrilled for you. Stay well and please update us as you are able.
  6. My athletes are struggling. And sad.
  7. Hour reduction= more deep cleaning and restocking time My stores are still doing delivery and pick up but it’s hard when so much is out of stock. Our stores are hiring like crazy. The workers are REALLY worn out.
  8. I went to a wedding that did food trucks for the rehearsal dinner and it took sooooooooooo long to stand in line and place our order. Food trucks are not great for feeding a crowd all at once. Feeding that many people is a make ahead process, not a make to order. So unless these trucks are pre-making everything so it's all instant service (and even then), I think it will not go well. It was 1 truck for about 50 people.
  9. When the shelter in place is over: go to church When we are sure that the curve isn't flying back up after the shelter in place is over: Go to a restaurant When this thing is fully done (post-vaccine, I guess): Go to Disneyland
  10. Oh man, those look good. I’ve been gluten indulging and paying for it so bad. I’ve got to stop.
  11. Only between my high risk son and everyone else. We’re throwing on a mask when we reposition him, and such. Other than that, no. My kids are deprived of so much right now, I’m not going to deprive them of physical affection, too.
  12. Truthfully, we’re all being really flexible with our space and that’s helping. I’ve had to take a few zoom meetings in my kids’ rooms because ds and his nurse are in my room and dh is on his zooms in the family room. We’re doing ok.
  13. I have 2 online classes today. I did manage to dye my hair yesterday, and I feel much better for it. I have made appointments with my kids to do big projects in their rooms. I realized that even though they’re basically doing nothing all day, I still needed their buy-in so I asked them when it might work for them. Ds agreed to Saturday and dd to Sunday. We are producing so many dirty dishes! Everyone eating all their meals at home is a real mess maker.
  14. You can't go wrong with meat, veg, starch. You can nearly put any meat with any salad dressing marinade and it'll work out just fine.
  15. All I can say is that I'm thankful for the 7-11 around the corner
  16. In the bay area order, hotels are categorized under residences. As they have clarified things more, it definitely seems that all clarifications have erred on the side of NOT kicking people out of whatever they are using as home base. No roads have been shut down. No one is getting pulled over.
  17. Honestly, I chose not to go to the stores because I knew they would stay open and I didn’t want the exposure that surely happened with the rush.
  18. There are 3 types of polio. I think 2 are eradicated. Anthrax is a bacteria so it’s a little different. Bacteria obviously mutates but it’s way more complex than a virus so the mutations behave differently. I’d have to go look it up but I think sheep are anthrax carriers? It’s definitely more connected to agriculture. Anthrax is still out in the wild but now we have antibiotics. ETA: Quill, mutations and cross species leaps are what pathogens have always and will always do. This is their nature. I think because we have grown up in an age of antibiotics, antivirals, and sanitation, we have become disconnected from that reality.
  19. You’ll still be able to go see them under our order (which is pretty darn strict). Care of the elderly is an “essential activity.” I think it would be lower risk for you all not to be in the same house.
  20. Less than 12 hours. I think I started getting a flood of texts around 1 and the decree started at midnight.
  21. Geez. I’m glad it was relatively small.
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