Corona Virus Quarantine Day #163: Prayers are Appreciated: August 30, 2020:

Corona Virus Quarantine Day #163: Prayers are Appreciated: August 30, 2020:

Today was an absolutely beautiful day spent with my favorite people doing some of my favorite things, like playing lots of volleyball.  It’s almost September, which is totally crazy to me.

The kids have their first full week of school this week and prayers are appreciated.

We are all in unchartered territory here.  The kids will be in masks all day.  Their school day will look wildly different this year.  The very best news is that they are excited about it, therefore, we are excited too.

Fletcher is my biggest concern as he’s never been in school full time and it’s been so long since he’s been in a structured environment like a classroom.  I know he will save all his special behavior for me…so like I said…prayers are appreciated.

I will be praying that the teachers feel supported and not overwhelmed. I’ll pray that I feel the same in my classroom.  I will pray that the students feel safe and loved, both the students that live in my house and those that I will teach.

I will pray that we as parents and educators can give them as much “normal” as possible.

At the end of the day I am going to look at it as an opportunity to teach our kids to make the most of an imperfect situation.  We can teach them how to cope, how to adjust, how to pivot and how to have a positive attitude.  Kids need more practice in that department anyways so this is GOD’s way of giving those opportunities to us.

I appreciate all the hard work of our kid’s teachers and admin that worked their butts off all summer to give our kids the opportunity to be in school.  I am painfully aware that being in school is something all kids won’t get a chance to do, at least not for the forseeable future.

My mom always says “this too shall pass” and she is right.  Eventually we will be looking at the year 2020 and the corona virus in the rear view mirror.  I know we all wish that is sooner, rather than later…but man I am hopeful that despite all the challenges this new school year holds we can find a way to make it awesome!

Fletcher drove the go kart today.  That was a little scary.  But man there were a lot of laughs.  In the other picture Fletcher was surfing on his sister during “puter” church.  He struggles with the whole sitting down and watching church on a tv thing.    




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