I have two wonderful children.
My daughter is the oldest at eight-years-old, followed by her younger brother who is just five-years-old.
It’s nice that they’re not too far apart in age, while still maintaining a healthy difference in age so they’re not fighting as aggressively or as often when with one another. They still fuss from time to time, but I’m happy to see my daughter embrace her responsibility as an older sibling when she looks after her younger brother. I love them with all of my heart, and I haven’t been more terrified for their health than I am right now. I can’t believe I was forced to send them back to school. It’s hard to homeschool when both parents work, and neither of us can afford to get a private instructor. Even if we could, who’s to say that the instructor or tutor wouldn’t be a source of potential COVID exposure themselves? I know that children are less likely to develop any kind of symptoms to COVID, but they can be silent carriers and infect older family members without realizing they have been exposed. Luckily neither my wife nor I have pre-existing conditions or lung allergies, but we’re still worried about the entire family’s health. If they’re going to force us to send our kids back to school, the federal government needs to step up and provide relief funding to improve ventilation systems inside schools. Instead, they’re a bunch of lying cowards that would rather break their own rules to rush a Supreme Court nomination one week out from an election while offering a relief package that amounts to a bag full of breadcrumbs. All the while they resort to blaming their failures on the other side who have spent months trying to get the senate to even vote on a new stimulus package. It’s maddening to live in America right now, especially with the fear of four more years of this never ending nightmare.