Day 13 of 14: Taking Care during COVID 19 Self Quarantine
1) Yourself - You may have something big to celebrate in your life during this time of self quarantine. There are ways that you can do it so the world can know, like post on social media how you went about celebrating. If you have an account already you can see all the parades, graduation pictures, and videos of parties that may have not been such a good idea. Yet not everyone wants to make a known profession on how they celebrate those people they love or themselves for that fact or matter.
It could be as simple as ordering that cake, buying a gift and having it shipped. You can still keep it low key and have a great time. If you want a cocktail hour then have one, zoom it in with your favorite people to celebrate that birthday or anniversary. It is okay to keep it chill and still honor yourself and your loved ones.
2) Dependents - Let them get bored, that is sometimes necessary to spark their own interest and likes/dislikes. Sometimes it is up to us to facilitate the other interest or help to spark it. The best gift you can give your child is the silence to sift through their own stuff. It will help make them more self sufficient in the world beyond your walls. Time is sometimes the best teacher, and it lets you off the hook for always being your child's entertainer.
3) Planning Ahead - Special Occasion family photos are always good. The holidays are still rolling around and although you may not be able to do all that you would like to do. Try and memorialize the occasion anyhow. Take family pictures just for the fun of it or for the upcoming holiday. Digitally send them to your friends and family. This will help keep them connected on what you do and the occasions that they missed.
4) Activity for All- Games are also great education for your children and whomever you may be quarantined with. It can help you learn more about their background and who they are without making it a deep conversation. It doesn't have to be a pre-made game. Other family friendly suggestions are I spy, red light green light, musical chairs, chalk on sidewalks, hopscotch bean bag toss etc. Some suggestions for adults only are Never Have I Ever, Truth or Dare, Pictionary, 2 Truths and a Lie, and a whole host of different card games to play. https://www.considerable.com/entertainment/card-games/card-games/