And just like that.

Last Update: September 04, 2020

the world shifted again!

Grandson Jack has started kindergerten! Quite an exciting adventure for a young man! We didn't know until a few days before if they would actually have school, go with on-line education or if they would be holding virtual school where he had been going to daycare.

I'm kind of a planner, so it was driving me nuts, but nothing to do but let go and what ever happened, happened. We would figure it out.

Day-care - bless their heart - came up with a way to have the kids do virtual school from their location so that parents could return or stay at work.

Can you imagine a room full of kinder and first graders who all have different teachers and attend different schools all in school - virtually in the same room. Seriously herding cats - or in this case, kittens! God bless the staff working with the kids!

It's been a rough summer with so much of the months on either lock down - or not necessarily completely on lock down, but it didn't really matter much as nothing has been open. I'm sure if you had stock in a company that makes blow-up pools, you made a killing over the summer!

Late yesterday afternoon, I got a call to go pick up Jack right away. The daycare was closing due to a positive covid case in the facility. And then the really good news... you (NANA) are going to be in charge of helping make sure that Jack gets through his virtual school day for the forseeable future. Bam! Oh and your daughter's shoulder replacement surgery just got moved up to next Tuesday. Wham!!!

And just like that, without a clue, information, direction or communication, preparation or any warning, I get to drop everything to take care of Jack. Love the kid! He's amazing!! Funny, smart, sweet, and more energy than should be allowed to be had in one so young. At the very least, he could share some with me!!!!

Yet again, I am so thankful to be able to work in this format the Wonderful World of WA and to have some amount of flexibility with my time. Which is great, because absollutley nothing that I needed to do got done today. I limped with Jack through the classes - kindergarten looks a whole lot different than 1965 when I was there (stop laughing!)

But we'll muddle through and work again at nights as I did when I started out. I will change my expectations as to what will get done and what the priorities are. Back to dishes, laundry, let the roomba run, groceries - may have to try the pick-up service. The beds may get made. Dinner will go back to prep for the week. Lunch will get made daily for Jack and myself and I will be attending kindergarten with Jack.

Trying to adjust my paradigm to thinking this is great together and one-on-one time with our bestest buddy. That's still a work in progress!

Hope all is well where you are! Stay blessed and stay well!

Christine

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Debbi26 Premium
So many adjustments this year!!!!!! Some good though. If it makes you feel any better, I was in Kindergarden in 1957. I think objects created then are now antiques. 🤣

Hang in there, I'm sure you're up for this challenge.

~Debbi
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CMKetay Premium
It's a long way from Dick and Jane books to learning on an I-Pad! Going to be an interesting run! Thanks for checking in! Christine
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lesabre Premium
Hi Christine, I am sure Jack has the best teacher he can possibly have. Best wishes to your daughter and I wish her a quick recovery. It is amazing how certain situations in life can change in an instant.

Wishing you all the best,
Michael
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CMKetay Premium
Thank you so much, Michael! It is going to be a challenging week, but we'll get through it. Thanks for checking in and dropping a note! it's always great to hear from you. Christine
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lesabre Premium
Thank you Christine, and you are welcome.

Michael
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JerryMcCoy Premium
You have my prayers for successfully re-learning kindergarten. Maybe Jack will share some of his energy and enthusiasm with you. Good luck. I hope the surgery goes well and there are no complications.

Jerry
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CMKetay Premium
It's kind of learning the new math. Things have certainly changed from Dick and Jane. Will be an interesting adventure! Thanks for checking in, Jerry! Christine
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TonyJS Premium
I’m sure you’ll make a wonderful teacher!!
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CMKetay Premium
Jack has an amazing teacher, who also taught my son way back in the day. I'm just facilitating the process. But first, I have to learn the process! Great to hear from you Tony! Hope all is well. Christine
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Wow, Christine, it is not everyday that you get an opportunity to re-visit Kindergarten!😎
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CMKetay Premium
t's a long way from Dick and Jane books to learning on an I-Pad! Going to be an interesting run! Thanks for checking in! Christine
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