99% of the recent pictures on my phone are of Taco, and while he really is the cutest thing ever and he met the mailwoman today in an absolutely precious exchange, I promise we've been doing some other stuff too.
On Saturday mornings I like to wake up before everyone else (and before it gets hot) and read my book outside while I drink my coffee. My little shadow has been joining me lately and it's one of my favorite parts of the weekend. It's also the quietest that she is all day. C has started calling her the "Happy Handful" and it really fits.
We have a few more days before distance learning starts. I was able to talk to Averson's teacher last week and she assured me that, at least the second grade, would not be on Zoom for 6 hours a day. It feels doable but since the teachers aren't actually back to work yet, we still have no idea what the schedules for C and the girls will be. I'm going to telework the first few days while we work out the rhythm. I have not set up a "classroom" which feels like Facebook-mom sacrilege, but we found last year that the kids did great at the kitchen table, with options to travel if they got antsy or needed some space. I'm packing their supplies into their backpacks which will, hopefully, keep them organized as well as provide some clear distinction of when school is over. I'm trying to think of something fun for the first day of school pictures. I didn't get the PJs I'd planned but honestly? My kids have been sleeping in their clothes anyway. No need to put on airs.