April 22nd. Day 37.

Day 37.

Happy Earth Day!

Three times today I thought it was Thursday. I actually hung up on my mom in a panic because I thought I had forgotten about a call I had at 11:30 on Thursday. I then thought that we were done with schoolwork for the week because it was Thursday. I clearly need to step up on my sudoku games as my brain is decaying inside my head.

Big E had a Zoom call with his class. He closed himself in the office and I went for a walk. When I came back, the call had just ended. And Big E was holding two rolls of toilet paper. I asked him what they were for but never received a clear answer. Something about flexing all the toilet paper he had. I guess he was bragging to everyone that we did, indeed, have a square to spare. It wasn't until later that his teacher messaged me to ask me about his Zoom toilet paper background. I CANNOT. I have a Zoom call later and I hope all my Poland trip friends will enjoy me floating in and out of a toilet paper background.

Last night, Mr. Yoy came up with a good project for the boys, especially one that would get them writing. I feel like their little fingers have not gripped a pencil and written anything out in a long time. What if they forgot how to write under my watch? Oh, the horror. Mr. Yoy asked them to write out the schedule for their perfect quarantine day (without electronics). Whichever Yoy came up with the best day, we would do on Saturday.
BIG E IS LASER FOCUSED ON HIS NINTENDO SWITCH WHICH HE WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE AGAIN, BASED ON HIS BEHAVIOR. ALSO, HAS HE MET HIS DAD? 8:00 WAKE-UP. GOOD LUCK.

LITTLE E PUT A LITTLE MORE THOUGHT INTO HIS DAY AND CAME UP WITH A PRETTY GOOD PLAN.

School work was done by noon. The boys had a battle over the last lunchable. I made the mistake of replenishing our lunchable stash with "natural" lunchables, which the boys declared are trash (laughable). Little E ate the last regular one. In the office. With the door locked. As Big E cried that he had nothing to eat now. Sigh. Drama. 

After everyone calmed down, Little E unlocked himself from the office and we walked up to our mailboxes to retrieve the mail. We had two interesting pieces come in today, both asking for money. I told Little E to read the pamphlets and explain to me what these organizations do.
 THERE'S A NEW JERSEY IN ISRAEL? - LITTLE E
LITTLE E WROTE A THANK YOU NOTE TO THE IDF SOLDIERS. AND THEN HE WROTE SHALOM IN HEBREW. 

He was fascinated that Americans would join the IDF. He didn't even know it was possible. He also read up on Amnesty International and gave me the full run down on how people in countries all over the world, including ours, are put in jail for unreasonable crimes/times. 

One man was in prison for 15 years for protesting his government. We then had a nice civics discussion about the United States. How protesting was a right, as well as freedom of speech, even if you didn't agree with the message. (Government = CHECK)

Little E spent the afternoon chatting online with his BFF. We played a round of Sushi GO. Even Big E joined us. Little E and I went for another walk, just to get out before the storms roll back in.

As I sat at the kitchen table, assessing the day, trying to keep things in perspective, I looked down and saw one of Big E's sneakers. The other one is probably under a couch somewhere, never to be seen again. But the point is, he chews up sneakers in about three months. These are from December. My silver lining came in the form of this shoe. I have spent $0 on shoes. $0 on clothes. I'm spending very little money, with the exception of food. I'm saving money. Look at me, I'm saving money. The urge to consume has been curtailed by this whole experience and I'm actually enjoying it. 

My Clark Howard moment was interrupted by Big E grabbing his shoe and heading out back to run around. 

I'm off to fix dinner and drag his butt in for his 6:30 Hebrew School Zoom call, which I'm sure he'll do willingly and with very little complaining. (SARCASM)

Have a good evening!

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