They become much more interesting if they are accelerated up a gear! Perhaps the movies can become family movie night with a rotation of the movie choice and the overall acceptance that Dad’s movie is not a winner, but we are watching it anyway! The alfresco dining may become a blanket on your balcony, a little bit of music and a cup of hot chocolate for everyone. The card games evolve into the family game night with some treats and a no-phone rule. The precious family zooms could also revolve around a coffee or nibbles where the beauty and magic of sharing food can still be experienced.
So many memories will not be made in the traditional way for our children this year but that does not mean that memories cannot be made. COVID has taken so much but there are certain things that it cannot take.
We can feel frustration, sadness, stress and fight through each day or we can try to accept our current reality and make the changes we can, to ensure that our families are not battling something which is out of our control but taking these COVID times and dancing the COVID dance as best we can.