For us, today’s all about kids’ open houses. We have four children in the house, so mama will be heading into town three times to take kids to meet teachers and pick up schedules and school T-shirts. We had good news yesterday that our kids won’t be the only ones wearing masks! I know some locals are upset about that (I’ll never understand why, but I won’t get into the politics). All I care about is that three of the kids will be able to resume in-person instruction, somewhat safely, or at least, more safely. The three oldest are already vaxxed. We’re praying the youngest will get hers this fall, so we don’t have to be quite so fearful for her safety.
It’s weird to me the things people get upset about. I don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I’m an Air Force brat and an Army vet. I’m pragmatic. I understand duty. I remember getting a mystery shot while I was stationed in the Middle East during the Gulf War. Turns out it was for anthrax. Did I balk? No, I rolled up my sleeve.
But I said I wouldn’t get political, and I think maybe I already have, but I hope you know it comes from a good place. I love my family. I want them to live long, healthy, happy lives. And I’m beyond excited for the kids being able to return to school. Yes, we managed to thrive through at-home schooling for the first year-and-a-half of the pandemic, but it was draining, too. My dd and I are ready to get back to having some “us” time to catch up on so many things we haven’t had time to pay attention to because we’ve had kids underfoot who required supervision and entertainment 24/7. As much as we love them, we’re hoping the mask mandate will enable our schools to stay open rather than having multiple, roving lockdowns for COVID spread.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please, no rants. I’m just really curious how other folks are preparing for the new school year! Are you upbeat? We’ve had fun shopping for school supplies and clothing!
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I don’t have any kids in school. Ontario 🇨🇦 And my county has a mask mandate. I believe it will be the norm. I am not vaxxed yet. I wear a mask where ever I go. Although I don’t leave the house except for 2 days a week for my knee. If I didn’t have the therapy I wouldn’t leave at all except once a month to buy groceries.
I read your email about the shots. I try to tune out the bickering from adults about this. I got both of mine in March and April. Here in Kentucky the kids are getting hit really hard with covid or new virus. It’s mandatory in our state for kids to wear masks to school, it’s the parents throwing a fit. but like you said, I don’t make any comments on FB or anywhere else, people can be mean when they want to. We don’t have kids here anymore so school isn’t an issue with us. It’s too hot to go out and do anything. Just catching up on arcs and staying cool. Can’t wait for Cowboy’s book coming out in Oct. Have a great weekend.
My nephew started school last week… the school is not mandating masks, but my sister wants him to be safe, so she asks him to wear one.
My plans this weekend… start my veggie seeds for my garden.
Thanks for commenting! And it’s nice to know you’re treating the pandemic like a…pandemic! 🙂