The first day of spring break ended up being a busy, lovely day. I took my 3-year old granddaughter, Charlotte, for the day to give my daughter some rest after having a tooth pulled.
We started out visiting my son (her Uncle Tyler) and his fiancé. Charlotte loves going there to play with their hairless cat, who she calls “nakey cat.” We brought ice cream with us and all had a treat.
We then went to my sister’s house to meet her new puppy. We sat in the yard and enjoyed the beautiful spring day.
It’s been so long since we’ve been able to have visits with family, that this simple day of visiting seemed extraordinary. Such a simple, extraordinary, lovely day.
My son and his girlfriend had been living in a 1-bedroom, 1-bath 4th floor walk-up apartment in the city for the last 2 years. Yes, that means they were stuck in a tiny apartment together during quarantine.
To make matters worse, they were both working from home!
Now I love my son, but I lived with him for a long time — in much larger quarters than they were living in. I can’t say for sure that he would have come out of quarantine alive if I was stuck in a little apartment with him for a year.
Not only did they make it through — they got engaged in the middle of it all!
A few weeks ago, they bought a 4-bedroom house in the suburbs. They are still wandering around wondering what to do with all the space.
I told his now-fiance that if she made it a year quarantined with him, it must be true love.