So the “new normal” has gone back to the “old normal” for us, as mommy returns to the office (daddy is essential and never left). Honestly, the transition has been harder for her than for us. We remember the old routine, and fell right back in without missing a beat. Her – not so much. She had completely rearranged her life after a year from working at home, and it’s a shock now that it’s suddenly been taken away. Apparently, humans don’t adapt as quickly as birds do.
I don’t know what the best way is to transition “back to life,” but it does seem to me that you humans are rushing back to get the normal that you said you wanted to make changes to a year ago. Sure enough, this “new normal” didn’t stick, as people are in a hurry to get out of the house and back to all of the same old, same old that you said you’d embrace a break from not so long ago. The vaccine won’t even be available to most people until May, but it seems to me that many are proclaiming the pandemic over, and pressing on to pick up where they left off.
But can you? I know mommy has changed. She doesn’t think or see things the same as she did a year ago, and that’s part of her struggle: being thrust into a world conforming to an old reality while she’s living a new one. And how many of you are in that boat with her? A lot, I’ll bet. I don’t think we can go back; not completely. The question is, what does it mean?
What are the consequences of trying to force things back to 2019 when we live in 2021? The world has changed, and a lot of people have changed with it. Now what?
I don’t know. All I know is that I’m glad to be a bird. We don’t worry about such things. We just love and support you through it. And so, we will. One thing Bubbles and I are good at is encouraging our parronts with our love, support, and sweetness.
That’s all today. Have a happy Friday tomorrow, and a wonderful weekend.