Disclaimer 1: I’m not a keyworker, so this may grate if you are.
Disclaimer 2: I love my huge crazy family.
This Easter none of the family met irl. Like many people, we took to Zoom to play games (well, actually, mostly to play Werewolves of Millers Hollow), so there was at least a chance of the cousins joining us.
The benefits of meeting this way!
The mute function. With my lot, the host’s ability to mute everyone except one person is ground-breaking.
Seeing everyone for an hour or so, instead of a weekend in one house. There is a running joke in our family that the first five minutes of any family visit are the best.
Getting to chat to the tweens/teenagers. Usually they are off with their cousins, and quite right too.
I miss the hugs, but my kids don’t!