I wish I could enjoy this. Being stuck in a tiny house with the whole family is wearing the nerves thin, for sure. I think if my wife & I didn't have to work on top of taking care of the kids/pets/etc, it'd be different.. but it is what it is.I keep telling my son that this will become one of his old-man stories... he'll tell his grandkids about the time summer vacation started in March, and oh how glorious it was. The Ultimate Snow Day, you know, minus the snow part.
Some people are bored with the staycation, some have cabin fever. Not the boy. Aside from wanting to visit a gamestop to get more video games, he's happy as a clam. Sleep, eat, video games, an hour or so of homework, more eating and video games, go outside for a jog, watch TV with dad when he gets home, rinse & repeat.
I think he secretly hopes the virus lasts forever. I know this because that's how I would have felt. And I'm ok with letting him enjoy it. He has to do enough school to keep his brain from turning to putty, but this is a once-in-a-century excuse to be a kid in all the best ways, and I don't begrudge him that.
The girl, on the other hand, is a social butterfly who acts like she's been put in solitary.
I think if we didn't have a *2* year old things might be a little different, since she's into everything all the time and can't be left alone for 5 minutes without being afraid she's emptying the pet water or drawing on the walls or who knows what.How ironic. I'm so jealous of my family. I'm going to work every day like a chump while they're sitting around like they're Kardashians. My ass drags in while they're "tired" from the firehose of movies, video games, and fresh air they've been bombarded with. My sympathy, as it turns out, is extremely limited. Yes, I'm sure that their perpetual endless saturday is terribly exhausting.
It's different if you're an adult trying to keep everyone fed, safe, and educated while figuring out how to pay the bills and keep life from falling apart. But my kids need to just enjoy it while not rubbing my face in it.