The girls we a bit down about isolating yesterday, so I woke with the idea of having a “Yes Day.” The premise is that for one day, anything the kids ask of you, you say yes. I figured that being in isolation markedly limited my exposure to things I didn’t want to do, so I broke the news to them at 7am.
“Mum, can I have nutella on bread for breakfast?”
“Mum, can I watch YouTube kids on my ipad?”
Bearhands and I worked in the morning. I managed to jam three steel pallets into the pallet feeder of the harvester straight up and remarked to Bearhands that I’d rather home school ten kids than drive this forklift ever again. He got out of the harvester, rescued the pallets, then volunteered to find me ten kids to homeschool, wagering that I’d be back in the forklift by lunch.
I got back in.
At lunchtime Bearhands went to get some exercise by walking 7km around the golf course.
“Mum, can we have Maccas for lunch?”
At one point the Big Sister said “Mum, this is really hard for you isn’t it?” but the truth is, they made very little requests of me.
After lunch the Little Sister asked “Mum, can I have a new app?”
Why yes, my darling.
“Mum, will you play this app with me?”
Then the Little Sister and I spent several hours renovating a house, running out of cash, playing a hardware-version of candy crush, earning cash and buying overpriced furnishings. Kid has a good eye and expensive taste!
In the late afternoon the Big Sister started putting together a welcome back to Term 2 video that she and the other leaders have recorded. Still can’t believe she wrote the words herself. Was tempted to post her to the US because it looks like they could do with some reassuring words from a leader.
Zoomed some of my school mum friends, we talked about what school will look like on Monday. Heard some worrying anecdotes about just how many kids will be physically attending school on Monday.
Dinner was ravioli - the Little Sister’s pick. The girls facetimed their Uncle and his girlfriend while I cooked.
The Man From Snowy River came on the TV so Bearhands and I decided to educate the girls. Took the opportunity to annoy my family by periodically interjecting the movie with the corresponding stanza.
Was everyone was relieved when Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton finally rode off into the bush together?