Welcome to Skewed Clues!
This is a collection of things I think about, find,
want to share, but don’t need a dedicated blog post for.
Things I Learned in April
1. My Child is amazingly resilient.
She loves “distance learning” because she gets her schoolwork done in 2-3 hours and then has free reign of her tablet, Nintendo Switch and Animal Crossing, her art supplies, the recorder she has decided she wants to learn, a large backyard to play in, constant attention from her two favorite adults. A bit of a homebody to begin with, she doesn’t really mind that we can’t run all the weekend errands we had to pre-quarantine.
She’s had to face the reality that we will [obviously] not be taking our family vacation to Universal Studios this year. This is a hard blow to all of us – it’s something we truly look forward to. A full week of not being at home, not being required to do anything. Just the three of us and relaxing. The fact that we probably won’t be going anywhere this summer hit her hard.
Trying to help her navigate emotions in a world of chaos when I want to throw a temper tantrum myself is not fun. Parenting is hard.
2. Working from home doesn’t really affect my job. I am relishing in the fact of having windows and natural light while handling my tasks, but the computer location hasn’t really changed what I am able to accomplish.
What it has brought to the forefront is how much of my (typical) office work is solving other people’s problems and cleaning other people’s messes. It’s not nearly as easy for coworkers to compose a thought-out email explaining the situation as it was to just walk down the hallway, complain, and know that I could solve it in a minute.
3. [Not necessarily learned, but reinforced] I don’t really like holidays that focus on me. I’ve had my birthday, my 10-year anniversary, and will soon have Mother’s Day in quarantine. We haven’t really done much for any of them. And I am FINE with that. The funny thing is – while those days are about me (at least 50% on the anniversary one), they are more about the things My Child and My Husband want to do. Blame my personality types (INFJ, Enneagram 6, Aries) or whatever, but having the focus on me and having clandestine happenings going on is not a comfortable environment for me. BUT, I am learning.
Things We Should Know
Things We Should Still Be Talking About
Lift the Mood
I live in Houston. I love living in Houston.
Here’s were I share some of that love.
Currently Listening To
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Also, check out Book Reviews with MyChild.
Humans are Amazing
See you next time!