As we enter into our 3rd month with the children stuck at home and parents possibly going nuts already, or trying super hard to stay sane, (and heaven knows how much longer this is going to persist…hopefully shorter, if HK’s infection numbers stop continuing to rise, or anywhere else, for that matter), I’d like to share a beautifully written passage (don’t know who wrote it, but how insightful and also sad the situation is)…and also 3 ideas that suddenly came into my mind for families. This is a precious period where the opportunity for families to spend time together for extended periods of time that may not come again, and it’s even more precious because your children are young, and they grow up too fast. So, to maximise the chances that they will still want to be close to you when they are older, take full advantage of this time to do some of these things.
First of all, here is the passage I came across:
“We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.
Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn’t stand up anymore,
the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.
Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.
Suddenly you realise that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.
The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message:
“You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”
The three ideas I have, which the family can actually do together, are:
An indoors workout routine