Last week I lost my voice. Have you ever wondered what it's like to run a five ring circus with no voice? The short answer is that you can't.
Luckily I had lots of help. The kids had books read to them and spent time building their fort outside and they did lots of hands-on learning with other family members.
The break from school didn't actually break their brains, which I discovered today. In fact, they didn't miss beat, except for a marked reluctance to clean their space afterwards (we'll keep working on the practical skills portion of the lessons).
The most important thing we all learned last week is that everyone needs help sometimes... and that's okay. It's okay to ask for help.
And that's a lesson I hope they never forget.