Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Theme Days

 We had so much fun with our themed summer days that we decided to theme our weekdays during this first semester of the school year as well. Dorothy and Cooper are not thrilled to still be at Zoom school (and after spending SEVEN HOURS on Zoom last week in addition to the TWO HOURS I always spend there, I totally get it). Having themed days gives us all something to look forward to.

Here's our first semester plan:

Minecraft Monday: this continues to be a much-anticipated day and helps us deal with screen regulation. They can have their iPads whenever the heck they want on this day, so we don't have to worry about it the rest of the week (when they cannot have iPads or personal screens of any kind)

Fast Food Tuesday: we originally thought this would be a good lunch treat for Dorothy and Cooper, but it is slowly morphing into Takeout Tuesday for the whole family because Tuesday night can only be described in expletives.

Sweet Treat Wednesday: In the summer, this was Cold Treat Wednesday, inspired by Kelsey from The Girl Next Door podcast and the blog Rising Shining.We expanded to sweet treat because we may not want ice cream in the winter (BUT WE MIGHT, which is why sweet treat is open-ended). So far, this has meant cinnamon rolls for breakfast, monster cookies for afternoon snack, pumpkin muffins, etc. We haven't actually gone somewhere to buy a sweet treat yet.

Library Thursday: We skipped this one last week because I had the aforementioned Zooms, but usually we go over lunch, pack a picnic, take a walk on the paths behind the library, and replenish our book stash. Besides the doctor's office, the library is the only place Minnie has ever been inside, and she's a fan. Soon,I am going to have to let her walk around and experience the books with her own two hands, but I don't know if the world is ready for that yet.

Field Trip Friday: So far we have gone exciting places like the the pediatrician's office for a flu shot and to the Starbuck's drive thru. Clearly, I need to up my game OR lower everyone's expectations.

Harry and Jack took a field trip inside Target while I picked up a curbside order, and that was a thrill ride.

Does it count as a field trip if you are just walking around your own neighborhood?







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