Parenting During the Coronavirus: Savoring the Sunset – Columbus Parent

“To get work, parenting, budgeting and even a little bit of fun into the same life takes great care.”

We’ve been watching the sky a lot. It hasn’t been in a search for spiritualized beauty, or out of boredom. It’s just been one of the things we’ve been doing. My wife, Emily, and I and our three children have made the sunset an event more often during Covid-19. It’s been more than three months of quarantine, of school being taken and taught from home, of furlough, and of the constant questions of what to do next. So, we’ve been watching the sky. 

We bought a trampoline that is great fun for bouncing, chasing, basketball and lying down as the sun descends toward High Street to disappear behind the Giant Eagle at the end of our street. It’s now warm enough to bring out the sprinklers and the kiddie pool. The dogs are wary of us now, just in case we’ve decided to give them yet another bath. I get that. I’ve been showering every day just for the routine of it.

There is the flux of it all. To get work, parenting, budgeting and even a little bit of fun into the same life takes great care. You need a routine. You need your children and their schooling to have a routine. If you have a toddler in your household like we do, the naps and meals (and and and) all need to be balanced and planned
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