“We were, in retrospect, imperfectly set up for pandemic parenthood. We live in New York, where we have a few friends but no family nearby. We don’t have a car. We were established with all the trappings of successful 21st-century lives—good careers in an amazing city where we’d moved to facilitate them. But these things also meant that, when it really mattered, we were alone.” Sophie Gilbert in The Atlantic: Becoming a Parent During the Pandemic Was the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done. (The pandemic really did become less stressful when I decided to stop parenting.)