I’ve been meaning to start a(n honest) Captain’s Log. I haven’t up to this point because I’ve been so busy sharing information that I thought it would get lost in the shuffle. But now, now, I am ready.
Captain’s Log 3/24/2020
I had to check the calendar because I didn’t know the date. Or what day it was. And I’ve written “2012” as the year at least 3 times today.
Today I drove myself to get donut holes (drive-thru) in an act of self-care. Upon my return, I began my virtual work day. The crew (read: the boys) proceeded to repeatedly interrupt said virtual workday approximately 1042x with bouts of crying, tattling, and general efforts to kill each other. The crew was sent outside to play. Moments later, the screaming began. I texted an urgent prayer request for my sanity before retrieving the crew and grounding them from each other in separate parts of the ship (house).
We ate lunch with Bobby as a family, and he offered to take the crew while he worked, so as to preserve my mental health.
After lunch, I worked for 5.5 uninterrupted hours and accomplished my entire (work-related) to-do list without having to yell at or ground anybody. The ship was empty save me, and the seas were calm.
Upon the crew’s return to the ship, we took a brief outing to go on a “bear hunt”. Bears were hunted. The entire crew is still alive.