“T” is for Thank You

Not even sure if it’s been a long month or not, but I do know one thing — the kids have been out of school for 23 days now.

Just this week, Governor Tony Evers announced that all schools in the state of Wisconsin will remain closed through the end of the school year due to the coronavirus. That official notice was made Thursday, April 16.


It has been, let’s count it out 1-2-3-4-5 weeks of homeschooling a preschooler and first grader. The only thing I can say is “Thank You” to all the incredibly talented, patient and dedicated teachers out there. There really is no amount of gratitude I have for the essential work you do day in and day out.

At the beginning of Wisconsin’s stay-at-home order, I made a chart for the kids to sign off on their daily to-do’s — they would also count the days until school would start again. I guess I need to make a new one.

Watching Aspen and Olive talk with their classmates or teachers on video chats, quite honestly has brought a few tears to my eyes. Hearing all those little voices chirp in and seeing the girls’ eyes light up when they recognize their friend’s faces is hard to put into words.

I'll leave it there and will share,
Some favorite quotes of Seuss-sized hope. 

And when things start to happen, don’t worry, don’t stew. Just go right along, and you’ll start happening too.”

-“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t give up! I believe in you all! A person’s a person, no matter how small!”

– “Horton Hears a Who!” by Dr. Seuss

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

-“The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss
  1. Kathy says:

    So lovely, sweet and hopeful ❤️

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