AS FAMILIES ACROSS the globe settle into a second month of confinement, one thing has become abundantly clear: We’re different folks than we were a few weeks ago. Those people made schedules. Those people had plans. At the start of our Connecticut quarantine, my husband proposed hiring an Italian tutor for our whole family. After all, he reasoned, there was suddenly time—and wouldn’t it be a silver lining if one day we could take our son to experience the magic of Rome in the mother tongue? But that was not to be. Instead,…

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