Facetime is the New Playdate

Dear Optimists,
My daughter misses school. Who wouldn’t?
She’s been a little down with only mommy and daddy to play with. We have fun, of course, but let’s face it…we aren’t kids.
Facetime has become her new playdate. She talks to her friends, showing them all of her toys. She tells her cousins what she did today. She learns short lessons from her grandparents and great aunt, who are just trying to give me a nice, quiet 20 minute break.
Untitled-Artwork-2.pngAre you using FaceTime or Zoom or something else to have chats? I hope so. Everyone needs to have some sort of human interaction.
You can always start a comment conversation with us. We would like that. And we would definitely respond.
Love,
Den & Nadia

Everyone is Nicer

Dear Optimists,
Is it just me, or are you noticing everyone is a little bit nicer these days? Is that everywhere or just where I live?
Yes, there’s a pandemic. But humanity is being so much more…human.
I’m raking the yard. A stranger walking by says hi.
A lady is pushing her son on a cart, and they both wave. My daughter has a conversation with them from across the street. Next thing we know, we have a play dateĀ “when this whole thing is finally over.”Untitled-Artwork 1.png
I take the kiddo for a walk. Everyone we pass asks how we are and if things are good. Some even ask if we need anything.
All from six feet away.
Is it possible we needed to get farther to become closer?
Love,
Den & Nadia
P.S. Let us know if people seem nicer where you are! Tell us stories in the comments.