Anand: “I guess I’m finally getting to the point of being sad about things we can’t do because of the pandemic.”
Me: “Oh? Were you feeling sad about something in particular?”
Anand: “I was just thinking that I think I’m brave enough now to try going in the deep end of the pool, and then I realized I wouldn’t be able to try for at least a year.”
[pause for Mommy heartbreak]
Me: Well, we’re going to try to put some kind of above-ground pool in the backyard this summer. I’m not sure how deep it’ll be, but hopefully you can get a little swimming practice, at least. We’ll get you in the water, kiddo, I promise.
I may have stayed up until 1 a.m. prepping for Kavi’s socially distanced birthday party tomorrow. (Kevin helped, or it would’ve been at least an hour later.)
I realized, as I was heading out to a second grocery store (because the first had closed early due to Covid and didn’t note it on their website, sigh), that as important as it was for Kavi to have a nice 13th birthday party, even during shelter-in-place…
…it was probably even more important to me that I *throw* her a nice 13th birthday party, even during shelter-in-place. Kavi’s really a pretty chill kid; she would’ve been okay with us barely celebrating. But I wouldn’t have been.
It’s funny, the things that you don’t realize are incredibly important to you.