The greatest relief I have found in this scary world now is humor. My own humor and the beautiful humor of friends and family.
A very close bunch of family/friends (I label them “family” because they are all much closer to us than just friends.) had their two daughters with their families move to Ohio. They had been doing well until all this C-19 Virus stuff hit. They are taking the normal (and a few abby-normal) precautions – BUT – they have been posting daily logs on FB for loved ones like me to make sure they are ok.
They both have younger children that are, of course, on home lockdown. Their bio-makeup is also such that this virus is dangerous for them. I also have bad sinuses, but I do take daily (and some routinely) meds to help me out. They have come up with a great way to fill all the rest of us in on how they are doing with
DAILY CAPTAINS LOG from one daughter, and the other simply tags it: DAY , SANITY %. (she changes her sanity percentage daily to accommodate their in-home conditions).
THEIR COMMENTS ARE OUTSTANDING!!
Yesterday the Sanity monitor was at 60% – kind of high. The perfect example of how wonderfully weird she is (they are), she ended her update with this:
“Life partner informed me that the Evil Empire is still without stock. Edible dirt rocks won’t be in until possibly April. He picked up dried edible dirt rock flakes instead. Sadness indeed. I love fresh mashed edible dirt rocks.”
In case you have not guessed it yet, she is talking about potatoes. (Let me know when you stop laughing. It took me a good half-hour.)
WE NEED MORE OF THIS! I find I am now looking forward to their daily updates. Kids are expected to have to remain at home through the end of this school year in many states. The supplies will get low (only a temporary thing – people should be starting to relax and think soundly soon – I HOPE?!?), tensions will get high. If you don’t know how to craft anything with your kids, now would be the perfect time for you all to learn. Paper crafting and painting are favs in our house. (Yes, my grandson is out here with us for now.) My wish is that above all else, you have fun and keep your sense-of-humor.
USE HUMOR WHENEVER POSSIBLE!
(I don’t know who did this, but someone on FB forwarded it to me, and I am so glad they did. This person needs a humor award!)
You can also check me out at: https://helbergfarmstories.com/ for fun stories from our farm.
Paraproskodian sentence for this post:
“Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.”