- Creating a family logo/motto
- Cleaning the fridge
- Buying clothes that fit
AnD on Not being included
Many families I know are forming bubbles with other families, so their kids can safely play with others this summer. Parents are having real conversations about the risks of COVID and how they’re taking precautions, and the potential reward to their families by restoring low-risk social connections.
But for some families, we’re not being asked to join any bubbles. Some have high-risk jobs, such as nurses, firefighters, grocery clerks, etc. That’s easy to understand, even though it sucks. And some families have complications that make trust difficult to establish and maintain. For separated and divorced families, we also get the shaft since we can’t ever really know (or certainly control) the actions of the non-custodial parent. So, no bubble invites.
As with many things regarding experiencing both separation and a pandemic, I’m reminded that this is a bad thing at a worse time. Learning to accept that our Team has no control over either pandemic or breakup has been an interesting (and both shitty and valuable) lesson.
I would still pay $100 for a hug, though.