Quarantine Days

Baba is Cristiano's basketball. She came to our lives before everybody's world turned upside down due to COVID-19.

It took a few clicks in Amazon, plus $7.99, and the next day arrived at our home. I must admit it was hard for me to understand why he loved a basketball over the soccer ball.

But the joy that Cristiano got from this little basketball, running around the court in McCarren Park, Williamsburg is a memory that will stay with me forever.

When the pandemic became a reality jobs start to cancel, and we decided to come to Colombia overnight for what we thought was going to be a short period of time.

We packed just a few things and Baba was an indisputable candidate to come with us. As of today, it has been almost three months in which the three of us -plus Baba- have been in lockdown in an Airbnb in Bogota.

Every day we have basketball sessions with Cristiano. After, Baba becomes a soccer ball for us to practice (each day he kicks the ball better).

Baba also is a great companion for looooong YoutubeKids sessions. On sunny days we turn the shower into playing and cleaning sessions with Baba in wich without complaining she receives a soapy bath with Cristiano.

During snacks and dinner baba is always a VIP guest.

Like everyone else our future is uncertain. But we stay positive and actively trying to make the most of our days,

These are tough times for everybody, I'm sure this experience will create unforgettable memories for all of us. Despite the downside of the situation, I will always remember the Basketball mornings with Cristiano and Kathy.

I'm looking forward to the day that we can step into McCarren Park Basketball CT again and see Cristiano's face when he and Baba can run around hoping to score impossible hoops, a few blocks from home.

Stay Home, be safe.

Alberto, Kathy, Cristiano, and Baba

Bogota, Colombia

Updated June 2020

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