54 days of online classes.
Sometimes one class. Sometimes two. A few times, three.
New vocabulary learned:
Muting. Unmuting. Patience. Technological difficulties.
But with our kids,
Babysitters, nannies, and even grandparents,
We made it through together.
There were Cooking Shows,
During our meeting time today,there were many interesting conversations around nature. What did kids see? What do they know? What experiences have they had? Paula broadcasting from the Dundas Driving Park really inspired the discussions. Sometimes seeing a different space, helps.
— 𝘼𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙖 𝘿𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧 (@avivaloca) June 15, 2020
During our meeting time today, a child started his sharing with, "When [Name] and I were at the park together before the virus …," and then I needed to choke back some tears. 💔 Will kids view their lives through the pre- and post-COVID days?
— 𝘼𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙖 𝘿𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧 (@avivaloca) June 1, 2020
And even screams of, “I’m going to the bathroom,”
Which made it seem a little bit more like school. 🙂
Saying “goodbye” is never easy.
Saying “goodbye” in an online meeting
With parents, siblings, and babysitters is certainly strange.
Certainly less closure than in the past,
But with the hope that next year we will meet again.
Hug again … or maybe just “air hug” again.
Who could have expected this kind of ending?!
A non-ending. A pause. A we’ll-see-what-September-holds.
But for everyone wrapped up in our memories of the past 3 months,
This is a year that we hope will never be repeated,
But will also, never be forgotten.
Cheers to our COVID Crew!
We love each and every one of you.