Following possible COVID exposure at daycare a couple weeks ago, we've all been once again stuck at home during the workday. While we've since tested negative, Miles doesn't return to daycare until Monday. It has, once again, made the work week difficult to endure. On top of this, my job has been extraordinarily taxing lately, … Continue reading Year 3, Day 365
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
When parenting* during the workday, Jaclyn and I do our best to tag team. One of us (which, given the number of meetings I have on a given day, is usually me) sequesters ourself in another room while the other (which, sadly, is usually Jaclyn) sits at the dining table to work and care for … Continue reading Year 3, Day 85
We've tried to make time to video chat with friends during this bizarre period of isolation, and for Miles that means conferencing with his best friend: his babysitter Lisa. "Issa!" he'll say when we suggest calling her. Of course, the moment we have her on video with him, Miles wants to see someone else, "Uncle … Continue reading Year 3, Day 50
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