Life feels like it is returning to more of a sense of normality this month. Hubby is working in the office and studio more now, and is starting to do some events again, albeit in quite a different way to the days before lockdown. We’ve started venturing out a little more for family days out, although so far we’ve stuck to places we know well and those that aren’t likely to be too busy. We had a few family members drop by (spaced out over a couple of days) to celebrate Thomas’s second birthday with us and it’s been good to have that social interaction.
While in some ways it feels like we have shifted back into some of the old, familiar patterns, it is still very different in many ways. We’re not venturing out to the shops, other than for essential shopping; much of our interaction with others takes place through Zoom meetings and distanced catch-ups with family and friends are nowhere near as nice as being able to sit down together and give each other a hug. This summer is certainly going to be more low-key than previous ones and we’ll be spending most of it in the Costa del Jardín. Thank goodness for having a nice garden that the children enjoy playing in.
The shift back into old patterns has of course meant that we don’t get to spend as much time with Daddy around as we’ve been used to. It’s been a gradual shift on the whole which has made it easier to cope with, but we do all miss having him around all the time. That family time together has been one very good thing to come out of this pandemic but hopefully having had will help encourage us to find a better work-family life balance moving forward.