How long does catching up from the pandemic last?

As far as I can metric, it’ll be about September before I manage to catch up from all the things that were put on hold or delayed with my work, but for my 5 & 8 year olds – I’m going to say about a week more. There are like four more weeks of school in Nashville and the youngest, after we found out she needs glasses, has a total of three more sight words to learn in Kindergarten before she’s at level. Awww yeah… improved reading, but at the cost of an attitude.

The oldest has never had much issue with virtual except that she doesn’t feel like she needed to make an effort virtually, seems to when in class. Efforts are decent.

theITbaby’s pretty much been on pause lately because the sheer amount of web/data work in my life has been epic, and also as I’m becoming more and more convinced that most of these kid-aged gadgets are just watered down gadgets they’ll grow out of faster than you can say “that was $90.” Kids want bad tv shows, cheap plastic dolls/action figures, legos, and playgrounds. At least mine do.

Eh, life goes on, things open up, we wait for the kid-level Covid vaccines to come out as the new variants are attacking younger/unvaccinated kiddos. We’ve started planning some trips again though… finally a little world stability.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.