Back to School with the Bodkins

It wasn’t Santa at our door, but it might as well have been

It was our third-grader’s beloved teacher. Their relationship is the real deal, and a big deal during this pandemic.

We met Santa … at a drive-thru

Nevermind the car door separating us all. There he was, in all his splendor, an arm’s reach away. The Big Man. Father Christmas.

Limited human interaction could be harming our kids

Effects of the pandemic have underscored for my wife and me how much our kids need their friends.