If your toddlers are anything like mine were, you’re currently struggling to maintain a semblance of sanity while running a household that does not yet have the capability to appreciate your selflessness.
Work continues at the Capitol, although we spend much of the interim in our respective districts meeting with constituents. Interim studies will be getting underway soon. More than 100 Senate and House studies were recently approved by leadership. The studies will run through Friday, Oct. 30.
How do we teach our children to adjust to the “new normal”? First, we must admit there is a “new normal.” We cannot be in denial this late in the game. There’s no room for undue panic or self-centered pouting. It is what it is. A pandemic.
Right now, I find myself at the proverbial crossroads with one of the most important responsibilities I have as a parent. Education. Next to home and church, school is the most influential experience my children will probably ever have.
During the first couple weeks of July, the House Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, met for a marathon of legislative markups. Specifically, we worked through the 12 annual bills that fund the federal government.