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Very, Very Strange...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

This is our Thanksgiving weekend and normally we would get together with our son & his family, our daughter & her family, my sisters, nephews....... This year is going to be so different because we are not allowed to have an indoor gathering with more than ten people. So, we are only having my daughter, son-in-law & their baby girl. They are in our 'bubble' because I am babysitting our granddaughter five days a week. Our son works in construction ( same partner but a different site each day), his wife works in a busy optometrist's office and their three boys attend two different schools so the risk is higher. They are seeing his wife's family. I bought a 6 pound turkey....I didn't know they came that small! One of my sisters is celebrating with her children & grandchildren while another is staying home because her immune system is compromised. Back in March when the pandemic was announced we never imagined that we would still be isolating in October and beyond and we had never heard about 'bubbles' ! Times are still so very, very strange. My daughter says teachers cannot co-mingle at school, children stay with their cohorts the entire day. Washroom breaks are taken as a class so no-one meets in the hallways. Teachers have two-way radios to let others know when their students are about to leave the classroom for a break...... It makes me wonder if we are going to leave these kiddies with emotional baggage. My granddaughter cannot run to greet her mommy when she comes to pick her up at the end of the day because her mommy has to shower before she hugs her and at sixteen months she has come to know that! It looks like my daughter will be filling in for this class for at least one or two more weeks. We will all rest easier when this teacher submits a negative COVID test and clean chest x-rays.
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    Our Thanksgiving is coming up next month but my sister and I were discussing plans and this year it looks like we are all just going to have our own individual celebrations. That is sad but unfortunately neccessary. I agree about the kids being affected. My mom likened it to her experiences with the duck and cover campaign when she was a child. But eventually we'll get to the other side of this.
    204 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268
    emoticon you are cherished, loved and cared for by your sparkpeople emoticon
    206 days ago
    It is tough but we will get through this. People are resilient! emoticon
    213 days ago
    Hope your Thanksgiving went well. It is difficult now but it will pass. We have so much to be thankful for when we look at what's going on in other countries
    217 days ago
    218 days ago
    I keep wondering what children who are going through this pandemic will be like as adults. It is definitely different. Your daughter is fortunate to have you as her babysitter. It is a special time for you and your granddaughter too.

    Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon (in spite of everything going on, we still have lots for which we can be thankful, don't we?)
    219 days ago
    Yes, things sure are different! But it will not be forever! We will get back to normal at some point I do believe, so we just have to keep hoping it will be soon.
    219 days ago
  • RAYH558
    It's a different Thanksgiving indeed. We're all just staying at our respective homes this year, at least I'll have lots of healthy turkey meals for next week

    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving emoticon
    220 days ago
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