- 3:42 PM -
September 27th, 2020
ZOOOOOOOOOMS to 8!
- I'll write this
like a parent for just a moment...
- ...this shit is
heartbreaking. By now, nearly every parent has gone
through this. We were able to fake it with Cameron
because we were able to get his ONE favorite best
friends to come over and it was the only contact he's
had with a kid other than Vienna since this all
started. With Vienna, our Quaranteam has been visiting
family for a couple months and they're the only people
we trusted so we were left with Zoom.
Now I brought it up on our big theater screen and
it really was pretty cool. We've repeatedly said to
both kids - 2020 is gonna be crazy. Everything will be
different, but you'll never forget it and next year
will be back to normal...
- ...and if it
isn't? We're moving to Canada. Straight up. We're
moving to wherever we can for some semblance of
normalcy for the remainder of our children's
childhood. Everyone understands and that sort of
honesty is what makes these depressing moments kind of
fun. It's cool to do a zoom party once. That shit
ain't gonna be cool next year. We've provided an
environment for these kids where they think 2020 is
this grand adventure and we're having the best time
and everyone else is having a crappy time because they
don't have our house and our videogames and our
headsets and our minigolf course, etc. I mean,
it's a little smoke and mirrors (except for the
minigolf part, but they never play that - lol), but
the bottom line is? They feel good. They aren't
depressed and are having a ball.
- No, all of that
depression and processing and compartmentalizing stays
with me and Talya. As it does with all parents. In
fact we probably share more with our kids than most.
Vienna is starting to grasp the magnitude of what's
happening and you can see her thinking a bunch. She
asks a million questions and already has a pretty good
dose of anxiety built in about everything... but as is
usually the case - being honest does wonders. We help
her lean into her anxiety when it's warranted, we're
supportive and continue to hand her logic when it's
unwarranted... but it's just in her to internalize,
overthink, worry and try to process the world in a way
that make sense.
Cam just really wants Mario 3D World to come out on
February 12th, 2021.
- So it actually was
pretty awesome to have the zoom party work out so well
and I sincerely hope we never have to do that