2. Both children are whisked away on the same afternoon for socially distanced activities. We spend the time trying to remember what we like doing. In the end Nick watches baseball and I work on a short story.
3. Alec is with my parents this evening and I read to him over Zoom -- more tedious tours of Minas Tirith. Reading aloud a list of marching allies, without feeling invested in the action and the plot, in Tolkien's wonderful prose is all right.