Wednesday, April 8, 2020

what is time

The weeks between my last post and this one feel like a cavernous gap in time.

Today I have technically been sheltering place with my kids since March 18. 

Today Sammi will continue to watch way too much Sesame Street episodes.

Today Niblet and I will try to make the best of homeschool and virtual learning.

Today I used a day of personal leave so I can cook some matzo ball soup for Passover. We won't be doing our own seder, we will be zooming into a friend's family seder which would be infinitely more true to tradition than mine anyways.

Today Viking is in the attic, where he stays and works from about 7am to 5pm. He emerges to help when I plea for it, but I'll be honest, there's a lot of single parenting going on here. I tend to try to do most of my work after the tiny one goes to bed around 7:30pm.

Today I will get Sammi out for one of our daily walks where I have to physically restrain her from running over to people.

Today the cat will lie for hours on the old laptop I've given to Niblet.

Today I will thank my lucky stars that we are all still healthy.

Today I will continue to have nagging worries about my parents, who are in NYC in a Bronx apartment building with a bunch of COVID 19 cases.