You should call your Grandma.
Now more than ever, get her on the line.
Grandmas understand how to live a socially distant life because a lot of them do it EVERY. DAY. We all will one day get to a certain point where it gets hard to get places. Maybe we’ll have a hard time moving, maybe we won’t be able to see or hear very well, maybe we’ll no longer have a car, or a license. Older folks don’t really get to go places often, or as often as they would like. They rely on US, younger relatives and pals, to show them a good time. And we do our best to do this but it’s hard to do EVERY DAY so they’re stuck home a lot.
BUT NOW THEY ARE THE EXPERTS AT BEING STUCK AT HOME. Oh need something to do? PLAY SOLITAIRE. You need groceries? YOU SHOULD PROB HIRE SOMEONE TO BRING THEM TO YOU. You’re not allowed to go anywhere? COOL I WASN’T PLANNING ON IT.
So like, when you call your Grandma, you’re definitely going to get some great being-stuck-at-home ideas and also the commiseration you have been searching for from someone who has lived this life before you even knew it existed.
Also, Grandmas have SEEN SOME SHIT. My Grandma was born in 1930, during the Great Depression. EVER HEARD OF IT?! Times are tough now but times then were WAY tougher and they didn’t even have the internet. Can you imagine being stuck at home right now WITHOUT THE INTERNET?! It’s inconceivable.
Either way, you should always call your Grandma, even when it’s not a global pandemic out there. Grandmas have great stories about all kinds of shit (Grandpas too)! Historical events, family history, vintage FASHUNZ…the list goes on.
I know it’s hard to find time for a call. I mean, it’s hard for ME. I hate calls and never want to use the phone and always feel like it’s a huge production to call someone and I don’t have time for it.
BUT I MAKE TIME FOR YOUR GRANDMA. (I meant “my” Grandma here but I wrote “your” by accident and it made me laugh so I’m leaving it. But just know that I do make time every day to call EVERYONE’S Grandma across the world.)
Call your Grandma now, thanks.