On the first Sunday morning of the new year, I was going to church with my family.
Right away we seemed to run into trouble. When we got there, the church building was shuttered and the parking lot empty. Apparently, the service was online only that day. You know, because of COVID.
So we put plan B into action: Let’s go out to lunch together!
Unfortunately, due to a Emergency General Order issued by the command of our local Army post, my husband (as an active duty soldier) is not allowed to eat inside restaurants. You know, because of COVID.
He can, however, eat on a patio, if the restaurant offers uncovered outdoor seating.
Which is how we ended up sitting next to a busy road outside the local pizza joint today, freezing to death.
Because, OF COURSE, no one had brought a jacket to church. Except my husband. Who, as an Eagle Scout, is ALWAYS prepared.
So after the three-plus-months-long homeschool experiment of last school year, I’ve been looking forward to having my kids go back to school IN PERSON.
They have given us as parents the option of using a “learn-from-home” model, which of course translates to “you-deal-with-your-own-kid-while-we-force-our-teachers-to-work-with-you-online.”
No thank you. That sounds like a nightmare for me AND the teachers.
Well, it’s August, and my kids will be starting school back in person, BUT… They will only be able to go every other day.
How do they decide who goes when? Well… Kids with last names beginning with A-K are in Group A; kids with last names beginning with L-Z are in Group B.
Group A will attend Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday of one week, and then Tuesday and Thursday of the next week. Group B will attend Tuesday and Thursday of one week, and then Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the next week.