How’s home life for you, amidst the pandemic? Are you missing family gatherings?
Home, for hubs and me, means no visits with the grandkids. While they are healthy, and we are as well, it’s just too risky for us to meet in person, hug their necks and smooch grammy kisses all over their adorable faces.
So we’re getting creative. Visiting by pictures, phone calls and social distance nuances that many others are employing. Two of our favorites are Marco Polo and Zoom.
One of the best ways I’ve found for talking daily to the grandkids is playing “I Spy” with the toys stashed at our house. I stack miscellaneous items for a group shot, then scatter them about, inside, outside, even upside-down.
Snap another picture, and send the picture pair to their mom so they can hunt the things at their convenience. Sometimes she’ll call as they seek. I get a kick out of them discovering “live” as they spot the toys.
Recently we started another game: What’s different in each picture? I take a picture, then move a few things around, snap another and done! The kids compare the photos and enjoy seeing familiar stuff from our house.
How are you staying in touch with loved ones?