Elephant and Piggie books are great, Lyra loves them too. At this point they're too easy for her now. She's been doing great with her homeschooling so far, though granted she's only been doing it for a week. She's always loved school so she's diving right in, with only a little push back. For some reason she always clashes with Katie when my wife tries to show her a better way to do something or explain why something is incorrect. She doesn't do it with me, and honestly, Katie is nicer than I am. We haven't been able to figure it out--she's always been that way, not just with school stuff. But mostly, so far so good on that front.
Eli is a mix of homebody and manic crazy too much energy to possibly get out in one day. The trampoline and tree swing we have have been lifesavers, but the rain we've been getting have made them less useful. With us really relaxing rules on TV times and bed times and rules in general, he's been, for the most part, really good as well. Very needy of attention, which has made working a little difficult, but I've only had one day of work from home so far. We'll see how it goes later this week, but I'm not too worried, despite my complaints of needing space earlier. I always come across more complainy than I really am. I wish I didn't, but it's an aspect of my personality I've come to accept.
As for me, today through Wednesday I'm on PTO. We were originally meeting some friends in a cabin in Big Bear, which obviously isn't happening. I'm going to use the time to really work on my story, which I haven't been very productive on the last 2-3 weeks. I can't deny I've been struggling with depression since this whole COVID thing really took off two weeks-ish ago. I haven't been working out regularly, been eating junk food and way too many carbs, and have to convince myself that just because I'll be home tomorrow doesn't mean I get to drink every night. Still keeping that to once a week, at least. Not off to a super great start with the PTO writing today, though. Bad wake up. Stupid cat. But I know how lucky I am to be able to work from home. We're not likely to be in any jeopardy financially despite all this going on, which is something not many can say. This makes the melancholy feel very selfish, which, of course, makes me feel it even more. Really lame how that works.
Katie's doing great. She's great. I don't deserve her.