As the reality of school closings and curfews hits week two, I wrote this piece on Pandemic Parenting for Men’s Journal, based on what we’re trying to do and some advice from the LBI Consolidated School District Counselor.
This is pretty idealistic. Don’t think I’m pulling it off myself as easy as this sounds.
I live on Long Beach Island, in the great state of New Jersey.… like, year round. Winters can be a little rough, long stretches of frozen desolation. But then there are those surreal days of soft snowfall and empty waves. Summers are crazy hectic. As the Island swells to capacity we all have to put our heads down to make coin, but our friends are all around, the island is green and the water’s blue. Of course, in between those are the blissful days when the garden is exploding and someone drops off fresh striped bass, chasing snowy barrels in the winter or blue claw crabs with my kid in the summer.