Some call it homeschooling. Others call it virtual learning. And a few others may refer to it as a “hot-mess attempt at saving our kids from repeating their current grade” (or is that just me?).
Regardless of what you call it, many of us have been thrust onto this homeschool-boat in some shape or form. Some confident parents have grabbed the wheel and floated to safe-seas; while others are violently rocking in the waves, about to tip over the railing.
Personally, my kid’s school is doing a fantastic job communicating to families and supporting our children; however, even the most innovative, well-thought-out plans can’t eliminate all obstacles.
Which Virtual Learning Mom do You Relate to?
If anything is for certain, it is that you are not alone- no matter how you feel about your current situation.
The question is, which mom do you relate to?
“Louise” has always been interested in homeschooling, so this was the perfect time to jump in.
She sets up a cute little in-home classroom, and has her kids call her “Mrs. Mom”. She wakes up early, and greets her kids with a smile and cute pinterest-inspired lessons plans.
“Gertrude” feels that this is a little stressful, but she is surprisingly making it work. In fact, she may even enjoy the new life slow down.
She admits to friends and family that it is a difficult life change, but she chugs her coffee and handles it like a champ.
“Olive” is not enjoying this. She feels like if it goes on any longer, her sanity may slip away.
She only has the energy and time to help her kids with the mandatory work- no “extra” practice or art crafts for her little ones. She struggles to keep up with the school emails and needs friends to remind her what is gong on at all times.
“Ingrid” loves her children deeply, don’t get her wrong; however she is not cut out for virtual learning.
Lucky for Ingrid, her kid’s zoom calls are often muted. She can’t filter the swears words leaving her mouth when technology malfunctions or she can’t figure out an assignment. Wine is her friend.
No matter which type of “virtual learning” mom you relate to, we are all together in this crazy world!
Comment below which mom you are!
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