CLINTON — We have all found different ways to adjust to social distancing.
There are bear hunts, teacher parades and video conference lunches to keep people connected while we all get through this together.
Meanwhile, my family got a pet bee.
This past Tuesday, Tonja and Annaelise were outside and happened to see a carpenter bee that had lost a wing.
Annaelise, who has a tender heart, decided we should care for this hurt insect. Tonja told her it was hurt and probably wouldn't live long.
Our daughter, however, was undeterred. She's an optimist. You might say her toilet paper roll is half full.
After Annaelise said we could be a bee hospice for the little guy — isn't she the sweetest? — it went into a jar with holes punched in the top. The kid named it Flutter.
Well, despite Flutter's missing wing and our lack of knowledge on caring for bees, the bug has somehow entered its sixth day in our lives. And on Sunday, we moved it from the jar into a small aquarium.
I'm curious about what this week will bring. Perhaps a beetle or a ladybug? All I know is it won't be a spider. They hate spiders.