Iím not a parent, but over Christmas I had extended family stay at my house, including two much younger cousins. They had to come down early and leave late because their state had a COVID outbreak, so our house was rather full. Each day we had about 6 people here, whereas thereís normally just two.
So I have some idea about what a full house is like during COVID, but I can only image what itís like being a parent at home with such young children! Not to mention we donít get snow, itís sunny down here this time of year and getting people outdoors was always a way to make more space in the house. But of course with children as young as two and three Iíd image theyíre not yet at the age where you can just let them out the back to play unsupervised, even if there wasnít snow. How do you manage the situation with the weather you have?
Do you have any coping strategies in place to help you deal with the additional stress that I imagine youíd be under?
This isn't how it always was, but it's how it turned out