I’m just going to come out and say that last spring when COVID-19 hit, I didn’t do my best work as a parent. Yes, I know it was new and unknown and we all felt like we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off while we were actually going nowhere.
I’m not going to argue that a worldwide pandemic wasn’t a good excuse to let certain things slide. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the best excuse in the book to let your guard down and loosen up the controls a little bit.
I believe a little slacking can be good for the soul
While I did keep my kids on somewhat of a schedule–decent bedtimes (well, according to me anyway), and made sure they were getting things handed in by the end of the week, I also intentionally let a lot of things slip through the cracks (like not making them attend…