Feeling A Little Like Groundhog Day!

We haven’t been pushing the homeschooling so much this week in respect to the Easter Holidays, but these last days have all seemed a little samey, haven’t they? I know, we are all in this together! However today, the use of the words ‘Groundhog Day’ just made it into our family vocabulary! I have avoided them thus far. But on the counter attack, I feel that we really must try to do something new each and every day to combat repetition!

With screen time dominating events indoors, the garden has been a well appreciated diversion. Very overcast weather today, though warm enough to allow for a couple of excursions like ‘The Teddy Bus’ on the terrace. We played a little music on the lawn earlier on the lithium battery powered Bluetooth amp/speaker (no flex). We often play 1960’s music for the children. It just seems a lot more innocent! Cass Elliot, Own Kind of Music – Respect! Anyhow, Tara had me in stitches running around with the mobile speaker trailing behind her, Caleb chasing after her desperately trying to catch her yelping with his well practiced, high pitched squeak. The speaker is like a suitcase really, wheels and an extendable handle. Sadly I was playing the music via my phone so taking a video was just not possible! Maybe I’ll ask Tara to do the same another day and I will use another device to record the event! Though perhaps that would be a little too staged!

On the subject of smiles, Daddy and Thor also raised a couple earlier! Daddy asked Amritsar and Thor to name 10 adverbs! A little beyond even Amritsar’s understanding at present. ‘But what is an adverb’ Amritsar implores!!! Thor pipes up ‘it’s the bits between the telly programs Amritsar’! Clever Thor.

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17 thoughts on “Feeling A Little Like Groundhog Day!”

  1. Oh, how right you are. These days are beginning to merge together. I smiled when you said, “what’s an adverb”. I automatically thought of School House Rock. I think I may pull that video out in place of my child’s English class tomorrow. Lol

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  2. Tara sounds like quite a little character! ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW I have some exciting news, my daughter has a dog as of yesterday.
    She’s a greyhound and so beautiful.
    They are taking her on a trail basis to see if she fits in with her little family.
    If they don’t keep her I think my hubby and I will be adopting her, time will tell.
    One big problem was she ran off this morning but my son-in-law got her back.

    We got a lot of snow last night and Hank is loving it.
    Me not so much as I really do want spring to arrive so I can plant my spring flowers.

    Take care and have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thatโ€™s wonderful news Margie. Regarding the canine addition, not the snow! And spring will return for you soon enough! Lucky Hank getting to play in the white stuff! I hope he has fun. ๐Ÿ˜Š Remus is very jealous!

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      1. Thanks Andi.
        The kids love her, we did a video chat last night, Nolan was kissing her on her nose, so adorable!
        Her name is Kelsey and she is three years old, so very gentle.
        I so hope it all goes well and she has her forever home with my daughter’s family. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Off to take a walk in the snow with my ever loving snow dog Hank. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Remus can come too. LOL

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  3. I had the kids create a quarantine bucket list to help keep the days from feeling like Ground Hog Day. They have things like board games, popcorn and movies, dance parties and YouTube lessons. Every evening we pick something off the list.

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    1. Thatโ€™s a great idea Kristie. Iโ€™m liking the party idea! And guess what! We are going to have a party tomorrow for no reason – just because! Iโ€™ve put it to the children and theyโ€™re very excited! Thank you Kristie ๐Ÿ˜Š

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