Balancing every aspect of parenting, especially during a pandemic, is hard. What’s the best time to head to the park? When, between naps, will it be the least crowded? Will my child agree to bundle up and head out the door? If not, what means to I have of persuading him? Just navigating the day-to-day feels like solving a complicated math equation. These weeks of Winter holidays are made all the more challenging by the fact that everyone in the world is on vacation and, it seems, wanting to be at my park at the exact time I’d like to be there.
I have no solutions, but I hope the rant above resonates with you and helps you to feel seen. We see you, parents. This work is hard, and while we know we can do hard things, sometimes, we just need someone to tell us that it’s hard.
Or maybe that’s just me?
Either way; may the fresh calendar pages of 2021 be full of hope and possibility for you and your family. May you navigate the rapids of pandemic parenting with grace and compassion for yourself and, your children and of course, for others.