The other day I tried to entice my daughter to select some tarot cards, just to pull her off her screens for a bit.
“Na,” she said. 😐
Ugh. This endlessness of lockdown will be the end of us all. I bet the kids will be the next thing to mutate, into robots probably. 👾🤖
Anyway, I didn’t know what to do to excite her away from the screens. I thought a bit, then suggested we get Tucker involved.
“Let’s get Tucker to pull a card,” I proposed and immediately regretted speaking those words out loud.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? 😬
But it was too late to regress. The child perked up and so did the dog at the mention of his name and all hope for an orderly, calm, quiet evening was now gone.
It’s like I haven’t learned anything about raising children and pets in all the years I’ve been at it… 🙄
Sonja got Tucker to come into the kitchen and motioned for me to make a pile with my cards on the floor. That way, Tucker could paw at a card and we would pick it up and turn it over and have a look at it.
Well, um… theoretically, this sounded like a lovely idea. The reality however was the opposite of lovely. 🙃
Tucker jumped into the pile of cards like he would into a pile of raked leafs, making a giant mess of the cards. Holding my phone in one hand and trying to keep the dog from wrecking my cards with the other I panicked a little. But he did manage to isolate a card from the pile.
I thought it was highly appropriate, this Seven of Swords. See the expression on the guy’s face? He’s clearly impressed with himself for taking something which doesn’t belong to him and sneaking off with it.
If that doesn’t describe our Beagle then I don’t know what does. Hah. 😛
Once we determined which card he picked, we had to clean up the pile of cards from the floor before Tucker decided the game would continue. Naturally, as soon as Sonja reached for the card, Tucker snatched it out of her hands and ran off with it, resulting in screeching and yelling and ultimate chaos. 🤯
Predictable, I know. 😔
I was concerned the card would get destroyed and in my distress forgot to keep filming which in hindsight is probably a good thing. But I have a few clips nonetheless.
Like this one. Here, Sonja is trying to get Tucker to pose with his card. It was…not particularly successful.
(Might want to adjust the volume, there will be noise.)
The next day I decided I needed photographic evidence of Tucker demonstrating how he picks cards in order to appease you people who insist on following this blog for Tucker shenanigans. 😊🥰
I asked myself again, have I not learned anything from the past, the very recent past? 🤷♀️
See how my brain has deteriorated? I am clearly beyond damaged here… why in the world would I repeat the above scenario?
But I did.
Naturally, one of the cards went under the drawer unit which I then had to pull out to find the missing card which alerted me to dust and dirt behind and underneath the thing which launched me into cleaning mode and long story short, my other teenager is now mad at me because he assumed I would accidentally disconnect the wifi during my cleaning frenzy.
It’s happened before, so he’s not wrong, but I can’t just shove the furniture back into its place and ignore the dirt… can I? 🤨
But I digress again.
The two cards Tucker managed to flip over were the Fool (ha) and the Hanged Man.
I’m getting too old for this drama. 🙂
So there you go, a glimpse into this locked-down Toronto family. I came by the kids’ house to evaluate the children’s mental health while schools are closed again and hung around for a while, cooking and tidying things as well as connect with thir dad and of course the dog. It has been a nice diversion from the regular work routine of writing, youtubeing, researching, reading and jewelry designing.
But starting next week I’ll be back in the burbs with my mom, hoping to keep Omicron away from us despite its very rapid transmission into our extended orbit now. More and more, we’re hearing of people we know getting sick and isolating. Fortunately no one I know has landed in hospital (yet) and I keep my fingers crossed that it will remain so.
So, thank you again for dropping by and reading my post. Stay healthy!
By the way, this is the tarot card deck I used to learn. It is the classic Rider Waite deck. If you’d like to purchase this deck from Amazon, I am an Amazon Associate and if you click on my affiliate link I earn a small commission.