This week we have had locker cleanouts, parking lot drive ups and our final google meets.
My kids have seemed to weather this all better than me. Last night as I watched my 7th grader walk into his school alone, with a mask on to empty his locker, I had tears rolling down my face.
Today, sitting on the couch with my youngest…I said well, now you are a third grader. He smiled and said he knew. I then found myseld tear up and say, “I am sorry this year was so weird.” It’s OK Mom.
Is it, is it ok? It doesn’t feel ok. All the things that all my children missed out on. That all the students missed out on.
I am so super proud of my kids. They powered through, they stay committed and it absolutely showed. They tried their best in this crazy situation.
They will all move onto the next grade. Hopefully, sometime in the coming year they will find themselves roaming the halls and smiling with their classmates. I can only hope for the future, but to dwell too much on it will simply make me miss out on the here and now.
These past few months have changed all of us. We will make these next couple months look as much like a summer vacation as possible. There will be love and laughter and lots of quality time together!