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    Covid with children

    It's march break at the moment. My son would've been at a camp while I work but due to COVID. Things have changed.

    3 weeks. I have to keep him occupied. I'd love to bring him to the park but I don't trust it. the total number in my province is going up. Which means, it hasn't hit, hit, yet.

    I color to pass time. To not think. Let go. To get out of my head so, I always encourage him to color as well. He will get bored of it soon.

    How are all of your managing your younger children's time? Simple things like catch? Sure but, that's a 'daddy thing'. I suck at throwing and tried with him today. He loved it of course. But damn, someone wanna link some videos on how to throw? lol

    I picked him up some arts and crafts projects. Some things for home schooling will be added.. I don't want him feeling depressed. It will happen to them before it hits us.

    Hell, I went to pick some bands up today for home. I asked if he wanted some weights. he said sure. I'm even including him in my workouts. Today he came to run stairs with me. I like throwing him on my back and going up the steps with him. He likes it too.. I'll have to teach him to be my hype man.

    What are things you guys are doing to keep the little ones from losing their Sh!t?

    I am reading a little book to him as well. I dont want him sitting and watching netflix all day. I make him use his leap pad to do some educational things. I know he doesn't want to even though he seems much happier after he does it.

    I will talk to him tomorrow morning when we have breakfast together. In about a week, it will get worse. This is the PRE lock down. We still have the freedom to go to the store when needed. Shortly, that will be taken away.

    I'm not scared of the virus. I am stressed - i guess you can say. How the heck do I keep my child busy during this time?
    Well, to be fair...

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    This is a great idea for a thread. I’ll leave my .02 after our DAILY WALK in nature.

    Definitely a struggle to have a 2 and 6 year old home. Every. Single. Day.

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    Shit my son is glued to his xbox lol
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    Also think this is a great thread. We live in the mountains so it is fun in the outdoors. Snow shoeing, hiking, CC skiing. Although we are in a blizzard warning for the next 3 days.
    Anything outdoors is fun. Board games, the Disney + is fun or a little Xbox etc.
    Youll come up with some fun things to do I am sure.
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    As long as the internet does not crash we are golden lol

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    This is the second week my toddler has been home. Since it’s been so rainy here i bought a small basketball goal and set it up inside by my squat rack. Should buy me a couple days....I hope.

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    Half a bottle of Nyquil. Done.

    Parenting is easy!

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    Good information, unfortunately my son was to leave for basic training,on St Patty's day, which has been postponed, due to all this madness, but for those w younger kids, it's a time to bond & teach them things they need to learn tht only a parent can teach, anything from arts and crafts,to cooking, exercise, i got my 12yr old nephew, splitting wood & learning to run a backhoe, because he's bored, so as a good uncle, I'll make sure he sleeps well at night,by keeping him physically busy most of the day! Stay positive!

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    Today we will head to the track. He can run or use his scooter to do laps. I don't think my calves will last a session of stairs but, we will try.

    Then we will do back and tris. I don't think he will last through a workout so, he will have to go get gone, outside and play.

    We have some window art to do.

    And I think we will Do a small load of laundry. We have to go to the laundry mat. I could do it all in one day but, I can spread it out for two days to give us stuff to do.

    Today is a cleaning day anyway so, lots of chores. I'll put him to work. He's got some plants to tend to anyway. He's growing some tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries.
    Well, to be fair...

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    Well, to be fair...

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    My day didn't go as planned.

    We didn't accomplish everything. I forgot about my nose appointment. Guys, this motherfuker put a scope down my nose 2x. That sh!t hurt like a motherfuker. I didn't cry though. My stuffie helped me. I did want to kick the doctor for repeating himself like 4x. Gahhh!!!

    My son was able to watch 2 movies, i forget the first one, he liked it. And then back to the future came on. While we were in the office.

    Now he's with his aunt. I get peace for a hour before I head off to bed.

    I want to mention. I find it easier to accomplish my day when I have a check list.

    Tomorrow I might not do stairs. I want to but my calves are LIT. These sh!ts better grow! Might just do the track and let the kid run. we can, "race" aka, he can eat my dust!

    I see a baking afternoon happening soon. Stay tuned for that. Oh my bday is coming up, maybe I'll hold off til then.

    Oh. Do you guys listen to podcasts/stories with the kids at all?
    Well, to be fair...

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