The Glade Family
What is your favorite family tradition?
With the COVID-19 Pandemic happening around the world- our family is on two different continents- my husband works in Macau, SAR of China- when things started to get bad in mainland China at the end of January, we decided to send myself and our son Foster to stay at my secluded parent's farm in South Dakota.
Now that the virus is in the US, we are unable to get back to my husband in Macau. Our new tradition is FaceTiming every morning (my husband's evening) so he can see Foster playing or eating breakfast and we can catch up on the day. This small bit of family time is all we have right now, so we make the best of it.
Tell us about your favorite family story.
I delivered my son in Hong Kong- but had gone into labor in Macau, a different country, in the middle of the night. Going through customs and navigating an hour long ferry boat ride to get to the hospital, while in labor, was definitely an adventure!
What is your family's motto?
Be thankful for what we have
Is there anything else you'd like us to know about your family story?
during this time of the pandemic, we are very thankful for our family's health, that my husband is employed, and that Foz gets to spend lots of quality time with his grandparents and cousins. We realize that many families are separated while one or both parents work in healthcare helping fight this pandemic and many families regularly go through times of separation while a parent is deployed in the services- you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Most of all, we are thankful for the technology that allows us to virtually spend time as a family until we are physically reunited again.
Share Your Parenting Wisdom
What's your number one tip for new parents?
This is a crazy time- no one knows what will happen with this virus, nor the economy after- stay safe, hold your little ones close, and take this one day at a time.
What has been the most surprising thing you've learned as a parent?
That I do not need nearly as much sleep as I used to get- now when I magically get 5 hours of sleep in a row it feels like a vacation!
Tell us about your funniest parenting story (we all have them!)
I was nursing Foster in the "family lounge" at a spring baseball game, when a college guy came into the room, thinking he had found a sneaky place to use the bathroom- when he saw me, he turned around twice before blindly leaving the room- not quite the boobs he thought he would see on spring break! 🤣
You can find the Glade Family on Instagram at @Rebeccaglade.