That’s not the Family Portal login

I downloaded the Clever school portal to my devices to get my kids ready for online learning. I couldn’t log in. I gave up. I found out I downloaded the app for the administrators, not the parents one. Geez. I’m off to a good start over here with homeschooling. We are doing okay with it so far. The boys are engaged, learning, and trying to figure this all out. Just like Sarah and I. I think it’s going to be okay. We will settled in this week and next. By the 3rd week I think we will be fine and the boys will enjoy homeschooling.

So far I think after 4 weeks at home I can send them into school but I doubt that I will. I think I need to reverse what I was thinking and keep them home for the entire school year. The numbers are lower here than Denver, but COVID can get to anyone. My boys may or may not follow all the proper guidelines, however other kids may not. And that’s the problem. I’m still struggling like all parents about this school year but I believe God will help me come to a decision.

We have gotten a lot of chores down around here this week. It’s been nice getting the kids working and outside. The yards are all cleaned up, the beaches are all cleaned up from high tides pushing plastic and crap onto the sand. It really has been a nice summer. I have been grilling out a lot for everyone. I still feel like I’m either cooking or cleaning all of the time. I called for a family meeting today so I can tell them all to start pitching in more. I don’t mind doing everything for myself and for my kids but for all the extra adults I have here, they need to step it up and help out more. I think it will be fine. They are all enjoying their summer too and become a little lazy. It doesn’t help I’m a neat freak and I like my house and outdoor area to be perfect Lol I need to relax more. I’m trying.

I love my family life. I keep thinking about my life before kids. I was not out and about living a crazy, wild bachelor life. I like to have fun, I would have wild moments but I liked working and going home at night. It was my weekends that tended to get a little crazy. Now I sit on the back porch with everyone watching my kids run around and laugh at how much chaos it all turned into. I love my life, just the way it is right now. Things are better than ever. I have a lot of goals for the rest of this year and I am excited to see how things go. I really do love my kids. They mean the world to me. I’m happy. My pets are healthy and happy. This year isn’t all that bad.

How are you guys doing? I am going to write back to the comments, emails, DM’s I have this morning. I have a few more hours before the kids get up for the day. It looks like I have a lot of DM’s. I wonder what’s up with that. Have a great day guys! Love you!

Rowboat Book Club #92

You guys voted and we are going to do it. We are going to read Mary Trump’s book for this month’s Book Club pick.

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of Queens, New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.

A firsthand witness to countless holiday meals and interactions, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humor to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald’s place in the family spotlight and Ivana’s penchant for regifting to her grandmother’s frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists, and journalists have sought to parse Donald J. Trump’s lethal flaws. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.