Our morning radio talk show hosts were asking, "Did you cheat this weekend?" They were referring, of course, so social distancing and limiting social gatherings. I had to answer that "Yes, we did". But only a little bit.
Our son Jake joined us for the afternoon, and while I didn't hug him, we also did not stay six feet apart as we shared food and conversation. We are taking a chance on him.
The day was very warm, hot by our Seattle standards, and we moved with the shade. We shared grilled burgers, grilled asparagus, oven roasted potato wedges, and watermelon chunks at the umbrella table, and talked. When it was time for rhubarb pie and ice cream we moved under the cedar tree, and talked more. We are pretty sure we could solve a lot of our nation's problems if everyone would just listen to us. :-)
When he left four hours later he took with him the tomato plants his dad and grown and potted up for him, and a big chunk of pie. It was wonderful to have him here and spend time just with him.
It was a very good Mother's Day!