This week was “back to school” remotely in my town...and my youngest began his first official week of 8th grade.
As a kid I always loved the first day and the possibilities of an empty notebook. The pointedness of a freshly sharpened pencil, empty folders getting filled with “what to expect” syllabi, and often a brand new outfit and haircut.
We were already homeschooling, and much of that stuff gets lost in translation- especially the new outfit! This year, with COVID lurking and schools going virtual, this “first day” novelty and excitement is lost for most other kids.
Firing up their Zoom classes and dealing with computer glitches or internet burps make the experience less than desirable.
Some will celebrate being able to stay home and be online, most will make lemonade out of their lemons, but many will truly struggle with the experience.
How do we best support those that struggle?
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Been consciously reflecting on the positive moments of 2019...
I know there are many and I am choosing to press them to the forefront of my mind.
When crisis hits, it seems to take over and throw shade over everything good. Truth is there was plenty of awesomeness that happened. What stands out tonight is the travel. For so many years it has been challenging to travel as a family or as a couple. Even for one of us to stay back with the kids was difficult. 2019 we managed to get away as a couple for two wedding weekends! What a gift to have that time together 💜
Ahn and I spent time in Florida for my grandmother's 98th birthday! We will head back in a few weeks to celebrate 99! 🎁
In March we drove down to DC/Maryland to visit family, celebrate Passover, and field trip to various museums and monuments.
We also had a November visit to NYC- I love traveling with him and his curious nature!
I traveled on my own to Salt Lake City, Nashville and NYC.