We have not spoken extensively here about the vaccines, because we have not been trying to jinx things, and it seems that our superstition has paid off, as four of Kina’s grandparents are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19—and two of them now fully protected (or at least twice-jabbed). This has really added a hopeful note to the texts and video chats around these parts, as those grandparents begin to plan for their reunion with a Kina who is substantially larger, chattier, and more sophisticated. The United States dispensed 4.5 million shots yesterday, which means that lots of grandparents out there have a healthy dose of hope in their upper arms. Good luck to all of them, and to the other Kinas of the world, who are all about to be showered with love and gifts. It’s a very different March 13th from last year; if you’re reading this, I’m happy you’ve made it this far, and I hope you get to see the ones you love so soon.