This week things with COVID-19 started getting serious, we knew closures of many of our favorite places were imminent and for an unknown duration so we tried to visit while we could. It was also a busy week for me at work with a tax deadline approaching. And thankfully Bram really allowed me to work mostly uninterrupted for long stretches of time. A lot of screen time might have been involved, but hey it worked!
Lee focused on stocking up on essentials for our house in case we were quarantined and figuring out a plan for his family's business. We explained pieces of the situation to Bram as lightly as we could without increasing his anxiety. Just explaining that there was a lot of people getting sick right now and we had to be extra careful to wash our hands frequently and may not be able to have play dates or visit many places for awhile.
On Monday it was the warmest its been, so we joined several other local homeschooling families at a playground and spent FIVE HOURS outside together including a picnic lunch! It was fantastic and I learned a lot about Bram. He can really be independent, he is aware of his body and his limits when climbing or doing something new. He enjoys playing with kids of all ages, but is best in smaller groups, anything over 4 or 5 he gets anxious and that's when his behaviors get unpredictable.
Tuesday morning after I finished work at 9:00am I asked Bram what he wanted to do, he said "go to the zoo!" so without much planning, and scattered showers in the forecast we set off for an adventure! The zoo was practically empty! Bram brought his binoculars and we rode the carousel 4 times! The lions and tigers were very talkative, and the monkeys were friendly! This week was "Spring Pond" week in Exploring Nature with Children, so we made sure to stop by the pond and talk about how tadpoles turn into frogs and the difference between a pond, and a lake which we have behind our house. Many miles walked (some because the bathrooms are NOT strategically placed well!) 5 hours outside!
Wednesday & Thursday we took it easy recouping and staying close to home. On Friday Bram had his Aerial Yoga class, but they have since canceled the rest of the session. He had a fantastic time, there is only one other kiddo in the class and the teacher is fantastic. I hope we are able to continue them once things clear.
Saturday & Sunday we stayed home, taking advantage of the lake and trails by our house, and baking cookies & muffins for the week ahead!
is a kiddo who still lives with his parents and dog in a suburb of Washington, DC.