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Parenting in the time of coronavirus

W. and I are both working from home and caring for our three-year-old son, M. In the mornings, M. and I. log on for a Zoom call with his preschool teacher, the 3 students who are on campus with her, and the other 2 students who are logging in from home. We have a brief meeting with them, hang up while they have a snack and play outside and we read or play, then call again for their work time. M. usually chooses his own activity, sometimes based on a suggestion from his teacher. Right now he’s really enjoying Magnatiles, popsicle sticks, Legos, and painting. After we get off that call, we usually watch some TV: something from PBS Kids, StoryBots or Numberblocks, or a Studio Ghibli movie. In the afternoons, W’s mom comes over to be with M. for several hours, which is the only reason I ever get any work done.

I’m a doctor!

Of philosophy. I defended my dissertation on April 14, 2021 and passed!

Reading so many books

I’m reading a lot of books. Like, a lot. At once. I’m not finishing as many.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

I’m doing a slow re-watch and engaging with the Trek fandom more broadly.

Last updated April 20, 2021.

Kimberly Hirsh, PhD @kimberlyhirsh