If our school district reopens for in-person learning, do I send my child?
Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Or do I choose to continue distance learning or homeschooling in the name of health and safety, but deny my child of the important social and face-to-face aspects of school?
This is not an easy decision, but it is one that I will get to make for my child.
I drove for the first time in almost 4 months today.
I mean, I’ve been a passenger in a car, but I haven’t actually driven myself anywhere since mid-March. I had to actively look for my wallet in my bedroom closet in order to have my driver’s license on me. It was tucked away with my purse on a high closet shelf where other infrequently used items are stored.
Today I got it out and told my daughter I was taking her for a ride. And that’s what we did.
I’m getting stir crazy.
I want to get out so badly that I got dressed IN REAL CLOTHES for a livestream Amos Lee concert on Instagram tonight that I will watch alone in my own living room.
No one will see me. But, I do this every week because it gives me something to look forward to during these dark times.
We all want out.
I know. We want nothing more than to resume “normal” life and go places freely and see people. Really engage with others.
I am starved for social interaction.
“Thank you for protecting me.”
These words were written in blue chalk on the sidewalk during my run last week. I smiled to myself when I saw them.
I smiled because I wear a mask while I run through my neighborhood. I have been for the last month or so. Yet, in all that time, I have not seen another runner or walker wearing one.
I did a thing today.
I have read other posts about people getting dressed up lately “just because”. I mean, we’re all holed up in quarantine. It’s not like we have much reason to get dressed at all, really.
Today I decided I needed a little pick-me-up. A Mother’s Day treat time myself, if you will. So, while the rest of my family was outside playing, I blow dried my hair, put on my “fancy” makeup (as opposed to just the regular makeup I put on to do a quick TikTok video), and threw on a dress and heels.