Andy Cohen and son reunite after coronavirus

We've been hearing about more and more parents who have to be separated from their children due to exposure to the coronavirus—Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, being one of them. Last week we reported the news of Andy's separation from his 1-year-old son Ben due to his COVID-19 diagnosis, and today, we get to (happily!) report on their reunion.

Andy shared, "I've hosted reunions for years, but yesterday's was the best one yet," and melted all of our hearts instantly.

On his SiriusXM show Radio Andy he talked about how sweet it was saying he raced in to see his son after taping the show.

"I opened the door that leads me down the hallway and when I open that door, he knows that I'm coming, always. That's usually a sign, so he usually gets excited. And Theresa who's my superhuman baby nurse was like, 'Who's that? Is that your Daddy?' So I peeked my head around the corner and was standing there and he looked over and his eyes were just—you know he has such big wide eyes—he looked over and his mouth was just, wide open with delight is how I would describe it."

Cohen continued: "It was not like a movie reunion where he ran over or anything like that. He stayed there, but he was definitely delighted. And I didn't overdo it either cause I didn't wanna, ya know... I guess I did, actually, because I picked him up and started throwing him up in the air, so yeah, actually, I did overdo it and he was loving that."

We can't blame you for overdoing it, Andy. We'd be right there in the same enthusiastic boat as you.

Because being separated from our children is heartbreaking to even think about. Many healthcare workers are self-isolating right now for the greater good of their communities and families and when Cohen announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on March 20th, he thanked those selfless and heroic medical workers in his post. He also used his large platform to remind his followers of the importance in staying home. (Which we're grateful for.)

He told Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb of TODAY, "I'm still kind of trying to social distance from him as much as I can even though the doctors say it's OK." We're with you, Andy—we understand your worry and we understand your happiness, too. We're glad you're feeling better, and we're so happy to see you two together again.

Watch What Happens Live (at home) is back, so we'll be checking in with you there.

Without camps and back-to-school plans still TBD, the cries of "I'm bored!" seem to be ringing louder than ever this summer. And if you're anything like me, by August, I'm fresh out of boxes to check on my "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite wooden toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.


Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!


Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.


Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.


Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.


Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.


Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.


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