As we continue with the 'stay home stay safe' order in Michigan, we have noticed that the skies seem clearer and the air a bit fresher. Everything is beginning to bloom all at once as the flowering trees have opened and leaves are slowly showing their vibrant green. The wildlife are roaming a bit more freely including the backyard turkeys and deer.
It helps to see the sunshine outside as our daily lives inside are so very different from what they were. As our family continues to navigate a work at home family environment, Cam requests a schedule of meetings every weekday morning asking when each of his parents will have breaks. The juggling act has led to a few frustrating moments of homework explanation and working through assignments.
However, his Monday video call with classmates and Thursday video call with a teacher and one other classmate are bright spots in his own calendar. Cam continues his daily FaceTime calls with Amanda and Auntie Karen as well as tutoring with Ms. Ann. Our twelve-year-old makes certain his own activities are up to date and accessible via his iPad. His navigation skills have increased as well as starting things up on his own.
We look so very forward to the weekends, allowing us all a break from parent work and schedules. Chris and Cam are back on their outdoor lighting project with new homemade channels to hide the wires and an abundance of research and testing to be certain all lights are functional. Cam is the designated safety supervisor, keeping an eye on his dad and watching out for anything that might go wrong. When it was break time, they both came inside for a bit. As Jane was preparing lunch, Cam looked deep in thought and his mom asked him what he was thinking about. He replied, "I'm trying to figure out how to get Dad more power to the lights." Like father, like son.
Apparently, Cam did not find it as necessary.
"Mom, you are taking sanitary measures too seriously!"