Year 2020 finally murdered the favorite liberal refrain of “if things go bad, I’ll just move to Canada.” Things went bad and Canada went worse.
The best place to be right now are small American towns where life proceeds as normal. I have a fuller calendar of Christmas activities, outings, visits, etc than I did last year, for instance. And none of them involve a screen. Today, for instance, we are going to the Zoo. Tomorrow, I have a brunch with a friend at a real restaurant, then Klara has a playdate, and then a visit to a local lights show. And see? We are already out of space to pencil in a visit to see underwater Santa at the aquarium.