As we get to the end of the school year with much of it being online, I wanted to appreciate the "little things" that accompanied our time at home with the kids:
Seeing classmates - We don't often get to know who is in the kids' classes and what they are like, but now we know all of the kids in Q's class, and many of their parents.
Not worrying about every little sniffle - Now we haven't actually had any illness (knock on wood) with the exception of the first week at school when Q had to stay home for a few days, but any time they would sniff or cough, I would be hyper alert to make sure it wasn't an actual cold (let alone Covid!).
Not packing lunches - No explanation needed.
Lunchtime errands - I like taking the boys with me to pick up our grocery order, library books, and other quick things during the lunch break.
As much as I would love to just have them in school, there are good things about them being at home that I'm (trying to be) grateful for.