Happy weekend, and apologies for not updating here this week. Letters for advice have been much slower to come in lately, maybe because my posting became more inconsistent during this past eighteen months as my kids were home full-time and I’ve had to supervise them (or maybe people don’t have as many relationship problems?!). But for better or for worse, my kids will be returning to school soon, and I’ll have more time and energy again to write, so please feel free to reach out if you’ve been holding off.
If you follow my Insta stories, you already know I have very mixed feelings about sending my unvaccinated kids back to school with Delta raging. I won’t get into it here, but suffice to say, these final weeks of summer break feel different this year than they normally do. If you’re a parent of school-aged kids, especially those too young for a Covid vaccine, I suspect you know what I mean. Let’s hope this is the last year of disruption and this time next August, that we’ll truly be celebrating back-to-school season and a new era in which we all feel safe and secure after a particularly draining – and long! – period of tumult. That’s my wish, anyway.
It’s been a really heavy week in the world. I hope that wherever you are, you’re able to find some moments of calm and joy this weekend – some solace in the company of people you care about or maybe time in a place you love.