Slice of Life Day 9
An upside to the pandemic is no longer having to stay at school late to attend board meetings or choose which meeting to attend because I cannot be in both places at once, or find childcare to attend these late night meetings because I can do it all now with Zoom. Now, don’t get me wrong, as a teacher, I am tired of virtual teaching and the abundance of screen time, but I welcome these Zoom meetings! I now have the ability to be present at home, at school, and in my community all thanks to Zoom. These past few months I have watched an abundance of board meetings for both the school district I teach in and the school district my son attends. I would never have been able to do this if I had to attend in person. Instead, my schedules have been able to remain, for the most part, the same because I can listen to the meeting on my phone, in my comfy clothes, while making dinner, feeding my children, and getting them ready for bath time. I can pause the live streams to help with teeth brushing and book reading. I can sit at the table, with my kids off camera, coloring with them or playing a game all while still listening and being an active participant in both. So, while I sit here typing my blog, in bed, in my PJ’s, I can also listen to my son’s board meeting feeling informed and connected without having to have missed out on kissing my kids good night. While, I want the pre-pandemic normalcy to return, there are technology adaptions like live streamed meetings and Zoom meetings that I hope will remain so that this working multi-tasking mom can continue to do it all!