Quietish Sunday

It's rainy outside and the kids were fairly restless this morning. We had Zoom check-ins with each of their Hebrew School teachers which was medium-successful though the kids were not super cooperative.

Now though everyone is surprisingly calm and quiet. I gave the kids Tayasui Sketches on their iPads, (it's one of my personal favorite drawing apps) and they have been absorbed in drawing and/or scribbling with it, which is great. It was another night of no sleeping, so we really need the downtime right now. I'm not sure how long this will last, but the few moments of calm are very appreciated.

I've been trying (and mostly failing) to be less plugged into the news because it is not good for my mental health. Part of me feels compelled to listen to every story and read every headline, and another feels like there's nothing I can do about it so I should just hide myself away and focus on myself and the family. It's a tough line to walk and I am not sure I'm doing such a good job of it.

Meanwhile the news is not very good. Cases keep piling up, and the federal government seems determined not to help our state. I keep hearing about people losing their jobs or other income and I worry that we might be heading into a depression rather than just a recession. I am also of course very scared of the virus itself. Those two together lead to a sense of existential dread that is hard to shake.

On the other hand, I have some precious quietish time right now, and I am trying my best to just enjoy it and accept the moment. (Yeah, they got tired of drawing already, and the iPads are back to being noisy, oh well...)

I am hoping that we might do some baking or crafts or some other non-screen activity today, but I also kinda just need a nap, we'll see how it goes...