I am a mostly stay-at-home mother of a 3yr old and 1 yr old. There is NOTHING that changes the steady, routine pace of family life with toddlers including a pandemic. Wake up time, nap time and bedtime are all the same. Minimal change has occurred due to canceled play dates, missed classes, and closed library and museum. We have instead worked on creativity, crafts and imagination. And we are most certainly giving homeschooling a try in the future with the pandemic only partly to blame for this decision. I also am a nurse practitioner and work occasionally in a clinic with children. I feel that our response to covid has been one of fear that has led to community hatred. I pray future generations will handle community crisis with more gentleness and compassion toward others.
Submitted by Tiffany M., San Luis Obispo County – Arroyo Grande.