My birthday is approaching and I still haven’t received anything from my wife. I know, I know, I’m horrible! But how do you celebrate a full year of life with the?
I guess inviting friends to a party isn’t a good idea.
Should I give my wife a mask? Sweatpants? Bleach?
Can you believe we’ve all been living in a pandemic for a year? That’s right, only 12 months ago we used to do weird things with friends like shake hands, hug, or meet them for dinner without fear of killing people.
Just a year. It’s amazing how the weather really does not fly by.
It may have been a grueling 12 months, but I would like to focus on the positives for a while.
Alright, I’ve had enough.
No, really, the last 12 months have been interesting, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I learned a couple of things:
- I have found that cooking for my family every night for the past year has made me a bad cook.
- I’ve found that if I don’t eat a huge block of cheese and drink half a bottle of bourbon at midnight, I won’t wake up horribly the next morning. I find that I must continue to discover this lesson.
- I have found that delivering groceries online takes longer than shopping in person.
- I’ve learned that using talk-to-text is the most effective way to get angry.
- And last but not least, after spending just about every moment of every day for the past 12 months with my five children, I learned that I was no longer afraid of Harry Chapin’s song, “Cat’s in the Cradle” :
“When do you get home, daddy?”
“I do not know when
But we’ll meet then
You know you’ll have a great time then. ”
Happy birthday everyone!
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Story produced by Julie Kracov. Publisher: Chad Cardin. Illustrations: Mitch Butler.
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