Ryan came home from school early with a fever and not feeling well today. I never like to see my kids sick but I really enjoyed spending time alone in the house with him. After he rested for a while we banged out just the required math sheet and we studied some spelling. We didn’t read for the reading comprehension test, we didn’t do the 20 minutes of reading, or the 20 minutes of math drills. He was sick and I wanted to let him rest and my wild boy who never sleeps in the day, feel asleep on the couch. Tomorrow most likely he won’t go to school.
A friend picked Aaron up from school. Her daughter and Aaron conned her into hosting a play date/homework date. He didn’t arrive home till 5:30pm!! When Aaron came home I had time to curl up with him in bed and let him read his six books to me usually I have my attention divided between the two. The teacher caps Aaron at six books a day because he will bring home fifteen, if she lets him, and she wants him to take the time to be a kid and not doing homework for hours. Yes, I know she is a teacher in the same school. If I could replicate the K teacher I would believe me.
I had time to spend with both kids today and focus on both. Schoolwork didn’t take longer than thirty minutes in my house today. I was at almost at a loss what to do with my time!!! It felt downright normal and almost decadent like eating ice cream or a mid week vacation day, then it hit me because everyday should be like today minus the sick kid.