Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Today, I want to share our rainbow story.
The year 2020 was definitely a NEW year. It brought so many NEWs to our family mainly because of the pandemic. I was still working back then and I remember because of the pandemic, lock-downs were common and I had to work from home. My kids also had to study at home. This was our NEW.
For that year, we had to let go a lot of things - going to school, mall trips, play date with cousins, eating out, visit to grandma's place, mornings in the playground, Sunday school at church, afternoon walk, and all other outdoor activities.
It was not easy. After pandemic was declared, my kids were confined to the house and lost the privilege of going out. I was the only one going out for work or buy our necessities. Every time I step out, my heart would skip and the fear of being sick would take a hold on me. We were not prepared but we had to accept the 'new normal.' As a parent, I felt frustrated, angry, confused and scared all at the same time.
I remember one lazy rainy afternoon in August, while sitting on the couch and we were watching a re-run on the cable tv, my son who was only 7 at that time, asked out of the blue, "Mama what is a riddle?"
After some thought, I gave him an easy definition and hoped he would go back to watching his cartoons and leave me with my thoughts of what I would be cooking for dinner that night.
But of course, the definition was not the end of it. His eyes grew wide and cheerfully chanted "Riddle! Riddle! Riddle!" How could I say no to that?