we agreed to no politics, except for dissuading their voting.
we couldn't converse about economy, art, or what we'd done that day. We deferred the cocktail hour, made it worse (we suspected cocktails first).
Shopping and tourism stayed safe until they became impossible.
It became difficult to prepare and share a meal.
each child photo became a hidden challenge.
shopping became about the economy.
it became difficult to prepare a meal.
cocktails became suspect.
ideas about tourism came to be about shopping, the economy, what we'd done that day, or art.
conversation became suspect.
no politics but in children didn't work