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My First Global Pandemic

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The Little Man said to me the other day, "This is my first Pandemic!" After giggling a bit, I replied, "Buddy, I'm 51, and this is my first global pandemic too!" Over the last few days, several things have stuck with me, and while I am trying to focus on getting certain things done around the house, I felt it was important to address a few thoughts I had.   I will probably get a lot of flack for some of these thoughts; it doesn't matter, I believe I'm being called to speak up. This indeed is an uncertain time for not just Americans but our entire world.   As Matthew McConaughy has said, "We have an enemy, in coronavirus that is faceless, raceless, sexless, non-denominational and bipartisan…" It is scary because of all the unknowns.   As humans, we want to control things; we want to know the outcome, and in this time of immediate news and social media, we are being bombarded with information overload, all leading up to BIG unknowns

Back to School...Wait! Did We Stop?!

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All the “Back to School” pictures on social media got me thinking about past conversations, comments, and questions with my kids. So, in the interest of starting the new school year, I thought I would throw this out there. You might be a homeschooler if you’ve ever heard these statements, questions or had a conversation similar to one of these… ·          There’s a beginning of a school year? ·          Q - When did I start school?   A – The day you were born. ·          What’s a grade? ·          Jane is in 2 nd grade, am I in a grade? ·          Why did Bill get a number at the top of his paper? ·          Why did Sue get a letter at the top of her paper? ·          What are Valentines? ·          Why do I have to write a bunch of Valentines? ·          Why did you give me a name with nine letters, it doesn’t fit on my Valentines? ·          How come we have to do a lesson on “fill in the holiday” before we can celebrate it? ·          Jane didn’t have