Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Corona Updates --Week 4(Apr6-Apr10)

This week on wards Distance Learning was starting for us. Monday morning after my calls, made breakfast and woke up the kids by 10.
Once they were settled in, I sat with the little one to help her go through the videos and activities and with everything being New and all we really had a tough time. I had a shoulder and a backache with sitting with the little one watching videos and doing her activities and by 2, we were done with only 2, 4 more to go ...groan.
But over the days we have learnt and it is a much smoother process now.
The weather was not really great, so we ended up being at home most of the time except for one evening when we went to get some grocery.
The boy has his Piano lesson starting on Zoom and the little one already has her singing classes on Zoom.
She had a meeting with her teacher one of the days and she was pretty excited to talk to her.
The boy has his some friends on ipad and after his school work, he chats and plays games all the time.
For us it is pretty much the same routine in the evenings, workout, bath, cook dinner.
We did cook some gobi manchurian and had some panipuri over the week-end.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Corona Updates --Week 3(Mar30-Apr3)

The 3rd week into the Quarantine period. And this is Spring Week, so the kids were lazed out completely, they slept till 12, woke up, had breakfast, watched T.V, had lunch/snacks and generally had a great time.
Evening we got into a routine of doing family 9 rounds by 5ish. They also started live Zoom lessons which I joined the first 2 classes but then could not keep up to the time of 5pm and we wanted it on T.V , so as a family we did it at our own time.

We went to Riley park one day and since there was no one at the tennis courts we  whacked some tennis balls and generally got some fresh hour. One of the days we also went running around the block.

Chef Jr helped in Egg puff this week and also we played a lot of cards with the boy.
Did 10 mins meditation regularly
That was pretty much for this week, awaiting and dreading next week when Distance Learning will begin.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Corona Updates --Week 2(Mar23-Mar27)

Week 2: With the onset of the Week 2,I decided to things with kids a tad lightly. I decided to give then full access to TV/Ipad, so that they can do whatever they wanted till 5pm and I can do my work.
Ofcourse breakfast.lunch was  given on time :)

It was  a much more relaxful week. I woke up by 8:30 for my call and was done by 10.
The kids woke up after 10 - 10:30 and by that time I cooked breakfast.
Then they watched T.V whereas we went about doing our meetings/work etc.
Lunch was served between 2-3.
Work again till 5pm.
Then we all did our family 9 round workout for 30 mins which got us moving about.
2 days, the weather was really great and we drove to a park nearby which was practically empty and did some running around and playing with the ball.
Returned home to warm baths and tea and then it was nearly time to start cooking for dinner.
Night time watched T.V till way past our midnite.

Some of the things the boy helped in cooking..Matar Paneer/Tava Andha Sukha . Did not click any pics.
We also had panipuri one of the evenings.

I also started doing 10 min meditation from March onwards, it is with a group of friends who hold each other accountable. I am trying to make it a habit and get into a regular schedule