The long weekend is always nice. A time to recharge, a break from the usual routine.
I got to sleep in and wake up later. We dictate the pace of our day and it feels good to do nothing.
These days while we’re holed up at home, the days of life could feel mandate and similar.
My son has been absorbing home-based learning through a mix of on-screen teaching and hands-on activities. He’s doing great and actively participating in discussions.
As a parent, it’s heartening to see his progress and growth. To witness how he’s interacting with his teachers and peers, to see his eyes light up whenever he knows the answers to questions and the likes.
Where I have to leave the house before my wife and son even wake up, I can now see them slowly stretching their lazy bodies beside me when the sun seeps in through the windows.
That’s one of the privileges of working from home – we get to spend more time together. The little moments, like having meals together, all add up to a tighter bond.
It’s not going to last forever. When the situation has stabilizes down, I’m going to be back working in the office.
They are sitting beside me in the study room, playing the global phenomenon Animal Crossing together while I’m typing this piece. Every bit of me treasures these encounters. It sure is fun, while it lasted.