Darla's Mom

Photos and musings as I raise this kid

Darla the dinosaur artist

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Finding new ways to spend Quarentine days…

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May 17, 2020 at 5:12 pm

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Distance Learning with Gary Spat’s Playground

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I keep forgetting to turn on the zoom so today Alicia texted me to remind me. Yay!

We connected the zoom to our TV. Do you think it’s big enough?

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May 14, 2020 at 1:43 am

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I hope you don’t get Covid-19

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I hope you don’t get Covid-19.
If you do catch it,
I hope you are asymptomatic.
If you have symptoms, I hope they are mild.
If they are severe, I hope you are not miserable.
If they are severe:
I hope you survive.
If you do survive I hope you don’t have Post ICU trauma (a real form of PTSD)
If you survive I hope you don’t have long term lung problems or long term neurological problems (which is the source of the lack of taste symptom), or heart issues : all documented in some post severe COVID patients.

I don’t know what the other long term after effects are, nobody does.

So please, play it safe – as inconvenient and lonely as that might be.

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May 12, 2020 at 9:50 pm

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Mothering during a pandemic

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I read somewhere that a mom was looking for a yard sign to congratulate her toddler for a toilet training.

Lady, I got you covered.

https://www.cafepress.com/+big_potty_yard_sign,534738925

Meanwhile Darla and I picked up lunch at the world famous Derby in Arcadia California. We had bacon-wrapped filet mignon and string beans which she loves. We took the bottle of wine and dropped it off at my aunt Joan’s house because she is also my godmother. And then I mostly slept for the rest of the day.

Happy Mother’s Day to you and to all of the mothers out there.

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May 11, 2020 at 3:14 am

Zoom background

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Love when she knows how to Zoom better than I do, and use my paintings as a background

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May 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

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Work from Home Adventures

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April 23, 2020 at 12:25 am

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Covid smile

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April 22, 2020 at 7:04 pm

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Adventures in distance learning

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with the weather change she’s been getting bloody noses everyday. Sometimes on camera which I think is gnarly and awesome and she thinks it’s terrible. She manages to go through quite a bit of toilet paper just for her face.
I have no idea why her nails are black. She does wash her hands a lot but she needs to scrub under her fingernails

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April 17, 2020 at 9:03 am

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School from Home

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Darla is meeting with her class and teachers via ZOOM.

I am watching from the office. She moves too much and of course, insists on taking the call from my room which is not lovely (at the moment). zoooooom

This is so surreal. We are reinventing education as we go. I am so thankful to  Ms. Walker and Fenton Charter schools.

I might be even more thankful if Darla would stop trying to hold her cats up and have them join class!

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April 6, 2020 at 6:46 pm

3rd grade during a school shut down

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Chatting via Zoom with her teacher and class.Soo many packets of work.
And tryng to keep up and sane.

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March 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm

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