04 Apr The good during the hard
It’s Saturday morning at 9:00 am. I’m sitting here drinking my coffee and watching my 3 and 6 year old pretend to be “mom” and “dad” with their dolls. My older two kids are relaxed and the house is quiet. Not all moments are this peaceful, in fact they are most often the opposite, however the simplicity of this one in particular just hit me in the heart. We are currently in around week 3 of social distancing since the corona virus has spread to our country…I think it’s week 3, I have actually kind of lost count. Prior to this we were immersed in activities with our kids. The oldest 3 of our 4 played hockey and my husband coached them all. The kids loved it, my husband loved it and for the most part, it was all pretty positive…. except we were never home. Some people thrive on busyness but for me, I found myself wishing for more time where all 6 of us could be together. My kids are 10, 8, 6 and 3 and already that didn’t happen that much. It bothered me especially that my 3 year old seemed to see his siblings more through plexiglass at the rink then at home. That never settled well with me. I have tried to be a mom that kept things as simple as I could but its a hard balance to find when you get into extra curricular activities times 4.