In a Pandemic, It’s Good to Be a 12-Year-Old Boy

On a split among science and Spanish, my 12-year-old requested if he could make himself a smoothie. With no searching up from my laptop I mentioned confident, if you make it yourself! He scooped yogurt and ice and bananas and pineapple into the blender with small spills, poured the concoction into a mug, plopped himself down on our porch couch, in which I was attempting mightily to remain focused on work. He took a slurp, sighed deeply, and declared: “This is the everyday living.”

And he implies it.

My newborn boy (now just about my peak) was the ray of sunshine on our house prolonged ahead of Covid-19. He’s sweet and considerate, client and generally eager to share, and I’m not just indicating that simply because I’ll be the 1st to tell you his more mature brother, who has many wonderful traits, is none of individuals items. But my 12-year-old’s

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