We didn't have much travel planned this holiday season, but we were at least anticipating joining Jaclyn's sister and her husband for Christmas Eve dinner. But even these modest plans came crashing down early last week when we learned that one of Miles's classmates had tested positive for COVID-19. It's how we found ourselves in … Continue reading Year 3, Day 307: A COVID Kinda Christmas
Since the quarantine started, day to day life in the house hasn't been easy. Not only has it been next to impossible for us to work full-time and take care of Miles simultaneously, but Miles is continuing to grow and develop, and we've been persistently worried about his engagement during the day. As frustrating as … Continue reading Year 3, Day 91
North Carolina cautiously (perhaps less so, in some areas) entered "Phase 2" of reopening this weekend, and while we're perfectly fine continuing to avoid gathering places at the moment, there was one thing Jaclyn insisted on doing for Miles as soon as possible.
Full disclosure: managing two (relatively) full work weeks while taking care of Miles has been extraordinarily challenging. Jaclyn and I have done a fair job of tag teaming and offering relief when needed, but I will absolutely admit that, due to the number of meetings students I have in a given day, I am usually … Continue reading Year 3, Day 66
Stay-at-home, Day 28: Miles has taken it upon himself to fashion a makeshift bed in the kitchen.
What day is it? How long, exactly, have we been stuck indoors? I ask myself these questions every day, sometimes more than once. I have mixed feelings about being stuck at home amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. For one thing, I hate working from home. Hate it. The root of this feeling can be summed up … Continue reading Year 3, Day 43
"Miles, are you ready for your meeting?" Moments later...
Miles has had it with all this social distancing.
An unfortunate by-product of the coronavirus pandemic: Miles had to miss out on the social event of the month, as we stayed in Charlotte this weekend instead of traveling to Myrtle Beach for Audrey's second birthday. He woke up this morning saying, "Audrey! Birthday!" and then singing "Happy Birthday" to her. Fortunately, we were able … Continue reading Year 3, Day 25
One way in which our lives have changed as a result of COVID-19 is that I'm no longer hosting trivia twice a week. And while that's going to be a small financial hit for us right now, bedtime has gotten substantially better for Miles. No longer content to have one parent read to him and … Continue reading Year 3, Day 23