I keep trying to think of things to write "about" and coming up empty. Not like that's ever stopped me before, but at least I always had cute baby photos to fall back on. Right now the most recent photo on my phone is of a four-pack box of toothpaste that arrived yesterday, which amused me because it appeared to have been shipped directly from Colgate World Headquarters in special Colgate-branded packaging.
Why this amused me enough to photograph, again, coming up empty on that. Jason ordered it by mistake anyway, because we already had plenty of toothpaste. Then I just felt guilty about making multiple humans work to pack, ship and deliver unnecessary, non-essential toothpaste.
We are all really getting on each other's nerves around here. Which again, I feel guilty saying that because we at least have enough space to get the fuck away from each other when we need to! We can go outside! I have a goddamn hot tub to retreat to! But then it rains a few days and nights in a row and I'm so sick of television and the Internet I could scream and all aboard the Hot Self-Pity Express, destination Fort Asshole.
But still. There's been a LOT of foot stomping and door slamming around here lately, if I'm being honest. (At least not by me. At least not yet.)
Even the pets seem extra restless, or at least confused because there are all these extra people here ALL THE TIME and they STILL can't find someone to play with every blessed second of the day.
Oh, and our Nintendo Switch broke yesterday and is stuck on a permanent blue screen so now I can't play Mario Kart, or dangle Zelda/Smash Bros/Splatoon time out as incentives for my children to do literally anything. Read a book. Take out the trash. Get out of your pajamas. Stop eating cereal for the love of god it's 2 p.m.
The lack of a solid routine is driving everyone bonkers, but any attempt to establish or enforce a routine sends small tempers and rigidity levels flaring and requires a level of nagging and micromanagement that I can't keep up with. Our school district is finally making some progress (or at least making some promises) about getting distance learning underway. Soon! Eventually. Hopefully next week.
I'm worried about my mom (who is taking self-isolating seriously), and my in-laws (who are not). I'm worried about all my family members in New York City, including this person. I unblocked their number ages ago, but they've never called.
The sun is shining today though, so a good day for dog walks and bike rides and bubbles and sidewalk chalk. Maybe even in pajamas, because honestly. Who's gonna judge?