Friday, April 17, 2020

Skills Learned During the Pandemic



So much has been going on in my house even though we hardly go anywhere these days. And I find myself busier than ever with three kids at home. I was wondering why I can't find time to breathe around here and started noticing how much I've been doing for the kids. And I thought to myself, "Why aren't they doing some of this stuff?" Then I realized that it's because they don't know how to do a lot of it.

That's got to change.

Part of homeschooling  raising children is teaching them how to survive on their own and manage their own households when they are ready to leave home. I was telling my kids yesterday how by the time I was 12, my 'Buelita (great grandmother) who we lived with, had taught me how to do SO much stuff around the house. And I enjoyed it! Wash dishes by hand? Loved it! Iron? Yay! Set the table? No problem.

I think the only time my kids have picked up an iron has been to press their Perler beads.

So I decided that's it. It's time for them to start learning self-sufficiency. And I started putting together this list. I asked my friends on Facebook their opinions and they had a ton. So before long, my little list had become four pages long.

And I want to share them with you realize that your kids could use some direction, too. :)

Right now they are English only, but I'm working on the Spanish translation in 5-minute chunks when I can actually sit at my computer without someone interrupting me. Hopefully, I will find more time over the weekend to get it done.

In the meantime, here's a link to the BILINGUAL version that you can download for free.


Hang in there, my friends! This social distancing/stay at home business is HARD, but so important! Two of our friends and their families have been stricken with Coronavirus and they've told us how terrible it is. Some of what I read tells me that Latinos and Blacks are especially hard hit and dying of the disease. This breaks my heart. Stay at home, dear friends.

Abrazo.

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