The Instructables Web site has a "Manly Crafts" feature with tutorials that might be of interest to some of you crafty types. Lots of paracord projects, a few woodcarving, paper, repurposing materials, etc. Good for those who like to keep their hands occupied: http://www.instructables.com/id/Manly-Crafts-1/
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."