It’s certainly been an interesting year as Covid settled in and normalized completely different things… like remote school.
Newbie immediately settled into next to me at my desk like 2020 but Thunderer had a little time adjusting before taking over Redflare’s desk.
Part of the problem for Thunderer, I think, was that she and her cousin were remote into school together at the dining room table last year, so settling into any one place reinforced that her partner wasn’t here anymore.
Next year, now that everybody is vaccinated, we’ll be going back to physical school entirely, so we’ll have to get ready for another readjustment, but I think it’ll be for the best. They’re all ready to go back at this point, so barring some unique new strain, physical school will be back in our lives next fall.
She still looks super young in this picture. Last trimester conferences came recently and while her teacher didn’t outright say she’s one of his favorites, the praise he heaped on both her intelligence and demeanor showed she’s probably one of his favorites.