MARCH ON, TOGETHER
Here it is spring, a time usually buzzing with end-of-the-year school activities, graduations, weddings, backyard projects, and vacation prepping. The end of March, where the season usually begins, and time is certainly marching on…. but at a solemn drumbeat. Time has seemed to slow, even nearly stand still these past few weeks. For the country, for the world. To me, it is as if the universe has slowed its spinning. If it was not punctuated with so much anxiety, fear, and worst of all illness, it could maybe even be a welcome slowing or pause. A time to focus on each other and the things we rarely have the time or energy for. A time of simplicity. Or, as Robert Mccloskey would remind us: “a time to wonder, for instance, where do hummingbirds go in a hurricane?”
And yet, this lengthy spring “break”, as all of us know, is largely proving to be more challenging than it is restful, restorative, or retrospective. Perhaps this challenge is in part due to our having become an outing culture, an adventure culture, an event culture. With the sudden removal of our daily structure and activities, we are facing isolation as well as anxiety (and that is for the fortunate among us).
Thankfully, cabin fever, boredom, and loneliness are not immediate dangers to our physical health, but they certainly can be (and may be proving to be) disastrous for our mental health! Whether you are suddenly-home-schooling your kids/grands, supporting those who are, having your kids stay home with an older sibling or caregiver while you continue to work outside the home, or if you are working from home with your kids (collective deep breath), I invite you to join me on this 19 day journey! 19 days of inviting structure, focus, creativity, fun, and peace into the home.
Each day, I will post a new category of inspiration and activities; one area to bring into focus for our families. This will not be one single idea each day, but rather a collection of ideas so that we can all power on together, yet separately, and in our own style. My hope and prayer is that amid this still yet stressful time, families can grow closer together, bonds can be strengthened, quality time can be spent, memories can be made, and our priorities challenged. I’m hoping to look back on the spring of 2020 as one of the most difficult yet transformative seasons of our time. Will you march on with me?
Day ONE starts tomorrow; don’t forget to click the follow button below!
Love, ~Our Holistic Homeschool~