Sunday, September 27, 2020

This Is Fine

The days are long, but the years are short. It feels a little like groundhog day, and it's getting hard to remember if it always felt like this - or if it's because of the pandemic. 

Superhero poses (maybe) - September 1, 2020

Things that are not normal:

  • No travelling (last month's Tahoe retreat being the one exception)
  • No visiting (same)
  • No summer parties
  • No birthday parties
  • No playground walks
  • No random family outings
  • No museums, aquariums, or zoos
  • No office
  • Longest "spare the air day" stretch ever - due to very bad fires and air quality
Carcassonne: A new favorite - September 7, 2020

Things that are pretty normal:
  • Kids in day care / JrK
  • Cats went to the vet
  • Kids had to stay home a couple days with a cold (COVID negative)
  • Flu shots
  • Making pizza together
Home sick - September 14, 2020

If we had to guess, it's the lack of big events and togetherness that makes it feel so repetitive. It's hard to mark the passage of time when so much is remote or not happening at all. That's not to say it's bad. We are certainly fortunate to have our jobs, our home, our care situation - and we know it. At the same time, it's hard to back away from that urge to help our kids have new experiences and adventures.

Mickey Ice Cream Bars - September 5, 2020

Finding the balance is going to take some time. What are reasonable risks to take? If the local zoo was open, would we go? When will we brave a farmer's market? On one hand, it will be so nice to let the kids experience these things again. But on the other, will things be so roped off and sterile that it's even worth it? 

We can say this though - a bubble isn't great long term, and we're starting to get more active in discussing what the next year looks like. 

Please wear your masks, make informed decisions, and be careful out there.  

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