We've experienced a major change in my household in the past week, something I'm not comfortable posting the details about. But suffice it to say that it's rocked our little cocoon and made everybody very nervous.
The kids know something's up, and luckily it seems like they are taking it in stride. The girl is continuing to focus on her homework, her stuffed animals, and on dressing up the dog as a reindeer. The boy is more upset because his daily routine has been disrupted and he's not getting his usual nap anymore.
What stinks about this new situation is that it's such a drastic change that we're having trouble finding a "new normal." I try to look at the positives: no one is sick or dying, but we've come to another kind of end, and it's hard to let go.
With Christmas just around the corner, I'm just trying to make it through one day at a time. There's nothing I can do to change the situation, so the only thing I can do is to quote Dory from "Finding Nemo."
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming."
How do you deal with life-changing events?