Twitter: April 3


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2010 6:36 AM
Calvin started making noises a little after 5 but he didn’t demand to get up till 6 :)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2010 6:39 AM
For breakfast, Calvin is having carrot/peach/applesauce and tofu/cherry/prune.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2010 8:35 AM
Thankfully, Calvin has been in a relatively good mood this morning. I don’t think I could have done 2 days in a row like yesterday.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2010 10:30 AM
There are 23 kids in cradle roll today. It’s very chaotic.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2010 11:55 AM
We definitely need a “soft” mother’s room and a “loud” one.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2011 3:01 PM
Why do charitable organization do such weird things to their “tax receipts”?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2012 4:00 PM
Either Calvin or I is very cranky today and I’m not sure which.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2013 3:25 PM
Oh good . . . Calvin is tall enough to open the back yard fence by himself.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2013 7:06 PM
To my surprise Calvin made it all the way through a game of Catan Junior (with help). He gave up 1/2 way through Chutes & Ladders.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2013 7:09 PM
The promised picture of Calvin’s cake:


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2014 3:29 PM
I told Calvin he could watch TV when it turns 4pm. Now he’s staking out the clock.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2014 3:34 PM
Calvin is now giving me minute-by-minute updates as the time changes.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2015 7:06 AM
Well, we seem to have survived the first night home.

[Context: This would have been Julian’s first night home after being born due to a brief stay in the NICU.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2015 7:23 AM
Ah yes, the obsessive saving of used zip locks for dirty diapers and constant hand washing.


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2016 5:58 PM
Julian is taking a dirt bath.
Toddler Julian smiles up at the camera while one hand grabs a handful of dirt from a planter. There is obvious dirt on his mostly bald head.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2016 7:43 PM
Calvin is “sleeping” on his slide and Julian is refusing to go to sleep. Why can’t child energy transfer to parents?


Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 8:44 AM
For those that are curious, here’s how our school schedule has evolved. We have slight tweaks everyday, depending on what his teacher sends out. For example, normally we’d have science in the slot I put music today.
White board with writing in green marker. The writing says: 4/3/2020 9:00 - Reading (your choice or listen to Crash); 10:00 - Video (favorite stuffed animal); 11:15 - Lunch/Freetime; 12:00 - Exercise (walk/step/bike); 12:30 - Freetime; 1:00 - Writing (journal, answer Schoology question); 1:30 - Typing; 2:00 - Break; 2:15 - Music (review posted resources); 2:45 - Math (1/2 hr Khan, 1/2 hr TT Rockstar); 3:15 - Art (Bacon and Eggs); 3:45 - Freetime

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 8:49 AM
Reading, math, and the video conference with his teacher are pretty much the same every day. Except, on Monday/Thursdays he only does 1/2 hr of math because he had an online coding class which I consider math adjacent.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 8:49 AM
Naturally, just because this is the schedule does not mean we follow it perfectly. I have alarms set on my phone to remind Calvin when it’s time to change to the next subject but he’s not always working on what I thought he was working on.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 8:49 AM
(His deck is right next to mine but when I’m concentrating on work I don’t always notice when he gets sidetracked.)

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 1:26 PM
Another of our tulips opened up! (Ours seem to be late bloomers compared to the neighbor who already seems to have 1/2 of theirs open.)
Three small red tulips with pointed petals and 4 white daffodils.

Kiesa @spreadsheetmom Apr 3, 2020 1:31 PM
A house several blocks away has a sign on their gate that says “Beware of D̶o̶g̶ Frogs!”
A wooden gate with a black sign and white letters that says Beware of Dog except dog is crossed out and beneath the sign it says Frogs!