On the one hand, getting out of the house once in awhile to do something "normal" is Very Important from a mental health perspective, as is supporting local businesses, especially bars and restaurants that are doing their best to keep everyone safe.
Everything remains weird and terrible and I hate it.
Things I do NOT hate, however:
Watching the new Babysitter's Club series on Netflix with Ezra. We binged the entire thing in a day, highly recommend.
Then I made the mistake of looking for the original books on eBay for him and remembered that I gave away my massive, almost-the-complete-series of first-edition books (INCLUDING EVERY SINGLE SUPER SPECIAL!) to my niece before I left for college and holy shit, I should've saved them. Not just because I know Ezra would love them but because they're now worth enough to be like, a down payment on a goddamn car.
(Good news is that the collection of 1980s Strawberry Shortcake figurines that I DID hold onto, and have lugged around in a trunk from my parents' attic for the past 22 years, would probably sell for about 20 whole dollars. So I've at least got that investment going for me.)
I also do not hate Ike's new messy manbun. He made me Google photos of "chris hemsworth manbun" before he would let me attempt this the first time.
But while he's currently going for Thor's hairstyle his heart really belongs to Loki. Every day around lunchtime I take a break from work and we read a chapter or two of Loki: Where Mischief Lies, which oh my God, features the Most Emo Loki Ever. So now Ike wants to dye his hair black and get a head start on his own Emo Phase because nobody understands him except for Loki and Ezra and Mom and his cats and I guess a few of his stuffed animals.
I suggested maybe we go for Loki's black fingernail polish first, for now.