It was not the two weeks I planned for, but it was an amazing last two weeks of 2022. We got sidelined by Covid, despite all eligible family members being vaccinated, and it forced us to spend 10 full days together. No one in, no one out.
We crafted. We puzzled. We gamed. We rode bikes and scooters. We made snow angels. We drew in our own picture books. We did yoga. We made cookies. We colored. We read stories. We opened new toys. We played dress up. We made forts. We watched football and a few movies, but not a whole lot else.
And despite all the we-ness, we generally got along better than we do when constantly coming and going. I think the laziness, the absence of rushing, the lack of agenda was good for all of us.
I’m sad that it’s ending tomorrow. Girls get one more day off (for covid isolation protocols) but I’ll be back at it, albeit working from home.
This pandemic has really been something else. Every time I turn around, it is handing me a gift that I didn’t know I needed. And I’m really grateful for it.