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

On a split among science and Spanish, my twelve-year-previous asked if he could make himself a smoothie. With out on the lookout up from my laptop computer I claimed certain, if you make it you! He scooped yogurt and ice and bananas and pineapple into the blender with minimal spills, poured the concoction into a mug, plopped himself down on our porch sofa, where by I was striving mightily to keep targeted on perform. He took a slurp, sighed deeply, and introduced: “This is the lifestyle.”

And he implies it.

My little one boy (now just about my top) was the ray of sunshine on our family very long before Covid-19. He’s sweet and thoughtful, client and always inclined to share, and I’m not just saying that because I’ll be the initial to notify you his more mature brother, who has many wonderful properties, is none of those people things.

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