A while ago, I was driving the car with my daughter sitting in the back. When we passed by Lisbon’s football stadium, she asked: “Aba, can we go there again?”. I was surprised that she remembered. The last time we were there to watch a game was when she was three years old. I replied: “Of course. We’ll go there again as soon as the bug is gone”.
On another occasion, at night, right before closing her eyes in bed, she asked me: “Aba, I miss my cousins. Can we fly to see them?”. We haven’t seen our family for a year. I replied: “Of course. As soon as the bug is gone we will do that”.
At six years old, my daughter copes courageously with the Pandemic restrictions. I find out each day how strong and mature she is.
I, however, do feel some sadness about the joys that our current reality deprive her of, as well as of all children. Childhood should be carefree, right?
In the video: My girl enjoys playing in the fresh air in downtown Lisbon, yesterday. Schools are still closed. We’re at home most of the time. We enjoy going for walks here and there and finding fun things to do. It is so good to see her having fun!