For the last couple of days I've been battling some headachy, stomach bug, intestinal buggy thing. I am hoping it's not contagious but time will tell. :) Therefore, since this subject is relevant to my life in the here and now I thought I'd speak to what I do. :)
Yesterday was the Monday of Canadian thanksgiving. Since I tend to ignore most holidays (schooling wise) and still make my lad do SOME work (math and english) Monday was a treat for my lad. NO schooling at all. :) Woot woot! He's a sweet lad and didn't much care for the reason I was giving him a complete day off,yet he was still delighted that no schooling was going to happen (what child wouldn't be?) :)
Today though I wanted him to be productive somehow .. doing some thing... so over breakfast (since I wasn't eating) I read through our missionary story of the day. I'm glad it was a short story, but the lad found it to be quite interesting. We learned about Dr. Ida Scudder (If I"m up to it I'll do a post on her later). :)
I had him do UberSmart math (he's working on the 6x's tables). He did some math with IXL (some division which surprised him that he knew the answers to as we've hardly even looked at division beyond teaching him the concept).
He tried to do Essential Skills but the lesson was being glitchy so we set that aside as my brain simply wasn't coping with him not coping. He did some later after he played with the cat (a completely different lesson). The cat had fun, the lad had fun and there was no more angst in the house. :) Sometimes taking a break is the best thing you can do.
I wanted to do a craft for Newfoundland but found I just didn't have the gumption in me to do so, so instead we watched this history video on Newfoundland (do ignore the first couple of minutes of advertising). I found it quite interesting and the lad asked a question or two as it went on which showed he was paying attention as well. I have to admit.. I did nod off once or twice as it played.
It's good to be able to be good to each other when you're not feeling well.
Our day started late and ended early but learning still occurred and that to me is a good thing no?
So tell me.. how do you manage days when YOU are not feeling well?