Parenting in 2020 has not been easy.
As if coronavirus quarantines weren’t tough enough, now west coast fires are keeping kids inside. Air quality maps indicate unhealthy to hazardous conditions from Oregon to Southern California and official advisories instruct limiting outdoor activities and keeping children indoors.
“It’s been extremely surreal,” Kirsten Russell, a mother of two in Wilsonville, Oregon told TODAY Parents. “This is their childhood in 2020.”
Sons, Connor, 4, and Jackson, 2, keep Russell on her toes.
“With a preschooler and a toddler, (we do) a lot of fort building, playdough, building, creating, dance parties, the floor is hot lava…getting creative as best we can without going to buy new supplies,” Russell said, adding that the family spends most of their