Happy First Day of March!
It’s midweek and we are all waiting for Friday to finally arrive. The week is beginning to feel long, and looking for some fun simple distractions to get us through the rest of the week. How about spending some time with the family. Having everyone cooperating in one activity together can be fun and a stress reliever to get through the week. Your family can also grow closer in the process of spending more time together. Maybe scheduling a family game or movie night can be a nice change of pace.
As we reflect on the Pandemic of 2020 and how it has changed our lives, for most of us we can feel thankful for the lessons it taught us. While the pandemic will be remembered as a time of loss for many, it was also a time to regroup as a family. Some of us had more opportunities to spend quality time with family, absent distractions from the hectic lifestyles we led. One thing for certain is that the pandemic taught us all a great lesson about quality time with those we love.
In an article from the New Yorker called “How Quarantine Has Brought My Family Closer Together” by Clint Edwards, describes the struggles for his family adapting to the large change due to COVID-19. Then he goes on to say “I’ve had more time to reflect on my family and our obligations than ever before, and it’s only now that the activities we used to fuss over have been stripped away that I’m starting to rethink how much of it is necessary.”
This article is a personal experience of a parent in quarantine, although each person’s experience is different. This is a look on the importance of reflection and how quality time with the family is important, and always has been. Edwards provides a great example on taking advantage of time given by quarantine to spend more time with the family. It brings them closer together, and once everything goes back to normal the strength you and your family has will be unbreakable.
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Link For New York Time Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/parenting/coronavirus-family-quarantine.html