Since the start of the pandemic, you have barely left home. It’s the right thing to do to stay protected. You can be away from potential viral infections. You work from home, and your children had to study virtually. Given these changes, you also decided to have some adjustments. Some were easy to do, while others were quite challenging. You can’t wait for things to get back to normal so you can go out of your house and meet with friends. However, even if everything goes back to normal, some things at home should stay the same.
Eating dinner together
When you were too busy with work, you didn’t spend time eating with family. You always arrived home late. When you arrived home, your children were already asleep. Since you worked from home, you can spend more meal time with family. When you eventually go back to work, you should keep this tradition. If you can’t eat together all the time, you should at least keep dinner. Make it a habit to go home early after work so you can eat with your children. It’s a chance to talk about how the day went.
Spending time playing with your children
Again, given how busy you are with work, you didn’t have time to play with your children. You rely on the school to do everything for you. Before the pandemic, you can’t even remember the last time you sat with them and studied the lessons together. Since you have more free time with the work from home setup, you managed to play and study with your children. This tradition should stay. You can even consider buying soft play equipment for the home to make your playtime more fun and exciting. Besides, children learn a lot from these toys.
Being open with your children
This pandemic allowed you to get to know your children better. You saw their growth. They might also start to open up to you about their feelings. It’s a good thing to have open channels of communication. Keep everything that way, even when the pandemic is over. You want your children to come to you if they have problems. You also want them to be honest about you if they face issues at school or elsewhere. You would rather listen to what they’re going through instead of seeing them vent their feelings in other ways.
Sure, this pandemic brought negative things. It also brought sorrow to families who lost a loved one. However, it also paved the way for other families to be closer. If you’re one of them, you should cherish this moment. It won’t be that way forever. If you started family traditions that you felt good about, you have to keep doing them. You found ways to navigate your family’s dynamics and create an excellent relationship. Nothing should change even as you go about your normal ways after the pandemic.