These are definitely trying uncertain times. Not only for people like Zeq but everyone in general. As we sit here today we don’t know what the next few months will hold, let alone the next few days.
We will have to decide in a few weeks what we want to do about schooling. does Zeq go back? Do we homeschool? Do we remotely learn? Do we do virtual learning? These are the choices as of now. Seems like a lot of choices, but really there are more questions than choices.
What happens with his IEP, if he is not in a classroom? Do credits transfer if he goes back into classroom next year? Am I selfish for keeping him home? Am I selfish for sending him?
Some of the things we know… Zeqs classroom size is already low 10 at most. He gets to leave class 5 mins before other kids, so shouldn’t haven’t to put a mask on.
So there are a lot of uncertainties we don’t have to make the choice at the moment, but by September we will. Maybe the start date will get pushed back again. Maybe covid will lessen so we can get back to some sort of normalcy. Normal doctor appointments, going out to eat, shopping without a mask. Who knows.
Zeq is pretty content on staying home, that’s how he likes it. But there are those rare days he says hey can we go to Cicis pizza? Sadly buffet isn’t open like normal. Or those times hey wanna go to Goodwill?
Luckily during this pandemic it hasn’t been a horrible bother for him. Sure we have had new personalities, new ocd traits, new foods but we have had years of practice for these situations.
Just because life is uncertain right now, doesn’t mean we cant make the best of it. Try new hobby, read more books, take walks, there are lots of things you can do while social distancing. Or be like Zeq and be unbothered by it all and just is happy that he doesnt have to put a shirt on and can play his games.
Covid didnt cancel life, so live it. Try a new recipe, do a puzzle, tie dye a shirt, try something new. I wanna try and write a book, or turn these blogs into one. Never say never. Be someones reason to smile today. Life is what you make of it. So make it amazing.
We will do as we always do
Onward and upward