My youngest wrote this in May of last year, during quarantine. A classmate caught covid and his class needed to stay home, missing nearly all of the fun end of year activities his teacher had planned. In an effort to keep him entertained while also helping him express his feelings, I asked him to write … Continue reading Covid, kids, and poetry.
My kids have been vaccinated now for several weeks and the initial excitement they felt is waning, especially for my youngest. Understandably, he was hoping that his vaccination would help and that he might not have to wear his mask as often, specifically around his closest friends. Viruses get stronger with each new person they … Continue reading Omicron sounds like a decepticon.
Every weekday afternoon during the school year, my children bring me their folders. Our older child resents this, feeling that their word about whether or not there is something for me to see is enough. Our younger is oblivious, happily bringing me their green folder with no concern as to what is inside. As usual, … Continue reading Off the Diving Board
Our local school district mandated masks in all its schools and offices last week and I’m grateful to the school board and the medical team assisting them for this choice. There are many people who disagree with this decision and have no hesitation vilifying all those involved in it. For those who believe this mandate … Continue reading Every Day is Costume Day