Let’s face it, times like this a glass may not be enough to cover everything we would share with just a glass of wine…
I would tell you we treated ourselves with take-out one night this week. It’s funny how much our lives have changed, I never realized how un-inventive I am when it comes to meal planning or how much I enjoyed eating out.
I would tell you that the girls are doing okay. That this staying at home thing has been so good for their relationship. I always knew they had a very strange and lovable relationship, but to see it strengthen and not weaken during this time has been surreal.
I would tell you that I know I am lucky to be considered “essential” and have to go to work every day. I would ask you how you are holding up, working from home unable to escape.
I would tell you I have this new game I play. I randomly scroll through my contact list. Whatever friend’s name it lands on I call. Just to check in. Abby told me that this a “my generation” thing, her friends are fine with just texting.
I would tell you that the upside of having a bored teen at home is that she has reorganized my kitchen cabinets, the bathroom cabinets, her bedroom and Bridget’s room. I hoping she will tackle the basement next week.
I would tell you I am saving a lot of money on gasoline. Which kind of stinks because for the first time in forever you can get gas for $1.70.
I would tell you that I am amazed that David is a hunter, yet he manages to wake the girls up every morning by making too much noise. I now understand his lack of success when I sent him on that birthday moose hunt years ago.
I would say that the one perk of raising Bridget is that we always lived in the unexpected. I would acknowledge that you are now living an unexpected life. I would ask are you okay? Are you holding on by the fingertips or do you have a firm grasp? Do you need me to hold your virtual hand (with you know what seems 600 miles of social distance)?
I hope you would answer truthfully and allow me to help you.
Consider it payback for the years you have kept me sane as I navigate life with Bridget and downpayment for the years ahead.
Please note, I would never ask a therapist, teacher, ESP or doctor/nurse work during this unprecedented pandemic. However something is happening to families whose child has special needs and we have to talk about it.