I've not minded having them all home since mid-March. I was the organizer of schedules and lesson plans which came from teachers email, text message and posts on the school website - everyone has their own way of doing things. If it's language related I'm your teacher, if it's math or science track down your dad for help. Join me on the daily walk with the dog or not. Occasionally we might take all to the empty parking lot for relay races at lunch time but don't expect it every day. Help me with the gardening or not. It's my hobby, not going to make it mandatory. Help me with the baking or not, also my hobby. Just don't fight about it and I'll make sure each gets a turn who wants one. The only thing I've been super adamant about is daily chores. You want screen time? Get your school work done, or at least a couple of hours progress, finish your assigned chores and then you can have two hours or more if we lose track of blissful screen time.
Things are slowly opening up. It was announced last Friday that pools can open with 25% capacity, drive-in theaters, youth sports and day camps with 10 or less may operate. Restaurants may open with outdoor dining. We are now in part two of phase 1 in re-opening Maryland.
I've grown used to life of working from home and projects with no plans of needing to be anywhere. We haven't gone to church since March 15th, or the YMCA, or art classes at the museum, and no work trips since January. I'm afraid the children have grown feral, the girls hair is certainly tangled enough. I honestly wonder how we will ever get back on schedule but I'm sure when the time is right we will persevere. For now I'm enjoying an empty calendar.