You may have read the headline of this article and wondered how in the heck you could possibly slow down any more than you already have. I mean take a look at the world around us- there is literally nothing going on. You can't hang out at your favorite restaurant past 9 PM, you can't go see a movie and, if you follow the CDC guidelines, you can't even have a big get-together with your family. So sure, it may seem like things are currently slow enough.

However, what I'm referring to here is slowing down the craziness. Every once in a while it's important to slow down your train of thought and the daily hustle and bustle of daycare, work, school and all the other things that, despite coronavirus, are still daily parts of our lives.

Recently at our house it has started to feel like groundhog's day. It literally has seemed like (for weeks now) we have been getting up in the morning just to relive the same exact day over and over and over again. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining just for the sake of complaining here. As a matter of fact, our family has it pretty good. My wife, for the most part, is working full-time from home, the kids are no longer in daycare and my hours are so flexible that aside from the Moose Morning Show, I'm able to do every other bit of my work from my home-studio.

But being cooped up, even with your own family, for so long can start to take it's toll. Sure we love being together all the time, but sometimes being in the house 24/7 during the day gets crazy. Recently, my wife decided that she was going to take Gavin outside for an hour every afternoon, just the two of them. Evan is at school during this time and Dawson is usually taking his one nap a day. They've only been doing it for about a week now, but they are both really enjoying their new found time together.

So, maybe now you understand the title a little bit more.. just because life has 'slowed down' in the last year doesn't necessarily mean that it's gotten less crazy. So, take a minute out of your day once in a while and....build a snowman.

James Christmas 2020

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