Most families would agree that they do not get to see each other as much as they would really like to. Now, we have all this time on our hands, but we know we can’t visit our families. Especially our older parents as their immune systems cannot handle the virus nearly as well as ours can. Staying at home means staying at your own home you live in now, not the homes of your parents or siblings. If everyone is still visiting their close family, the virus will continue to spread rapidly.
Many people are opting for video chat and conferencing. This could mean talking to over 10 people at one time! Just prop your phone or home computer up and have a video chat with your family. This is a great way to keep everyone connected while safe and protected! Another option some people have gone with is to go to their parents’ house and call them through the window. Some people are even opting to do this at hospitals or nursing homes. They can see their loved ones and talk to them over the phone in real time.
If you are like me, though, and your parents are several hours away from you then going to visit them through a window isn’t really ideal. We have tried video chat a few times, and I really enjoy it. I’m still concerned about mother’s and father’s day coming up soon. I want to keep our tradition of giving silly gifts to them alive, but I want to make sure they stay happy and healthy during this time.
The best part about silly gifts is I don’t even have to leave my house to get these things! I have already been cleaning out all of my closets and storage because I have nothing better to do. So now that I have all the things I want to send, I just had to order some cheap moving boxes. I even looked into ordering cute cheap moving boxes to make it look like the package is going to be really fancy.
It doesn’t have to be a silly tradition like ours to bring joy to people stuck inside during this time. You don’t even need to wait until the next holiday. Just send a box or two to those who matter most to you. They will certainly love and appreciate the thought. Everyone needs a little cheering up in their life right now.