Ending this series at 100 because things are heading back to normal is . . . not looking promising.
I guess it shouldn’t be terribly surprising but it’s so sad. And we may be (and probably should be!) taking steps to increase distancing again soon, but in this political climate who knows.
Our school board met yesterday. Apparently in our county (Broward):
- 24% of parents wanted school to continue fully online
- 36% wanted school facilities to fully reopen
- 33% voted for a “blended” model (though the survey did not really go into any detail about what that model was and I wonder if some parents that felt ambivalent went for this choice without really thinking it through)
This was based on a survey of ~60,000 parents and they did not attempt to break down these responses by age of child. I would have loved to know if people voted differently in the scenario of K vs 12th grade!
Anyway, there was then a big livestream with our county superintendent who announced the intent to plan on a hybrid start to the school year likely with “staggered days” (ie, your child goes Monday/Tues or Thurs/Fri, the rest online). Then our neighborhood WhatsApp group erupted in fury among the mothers (this particular group is all women) who work and how much this is likely going to suck.
Thinking about an entire school year without consistent physical school gives me hives. It makes me (once again) question the importance of my career. My life choices. I did not feel guilty about going to work prior to all this. Now I do, and I hate it.
I know I’ve been largely positive recently and yes — compared to many many people we have nothing to complain about (NOTHING. LITERALLY NOTHING).
But #(*&#$ I wish this (#*#ing virus would just GO AWAY ALREADY. Okay rant over. I will now hopefully channel some of this attitude into my workout.