At first, I was very happy with the thought of an extended spring break, since I knew that would mean a lot of family time -- together time!! And it was exactly what I imagined: not much school work, lots of board games, cards, Xbox, building Legos, arts and crafts, walks and biking, and of course we watched a lot of movies! FaceTime with my grandparents and my cousins is always fun. I am enjoying doing a Cub Scout challenge every day, attending online karate class and music lessons, also having fun listening to Highland story time with Mrs. Brandy. My class teachers and GATE teacher is having weekly google meets to keep us on track.
I am having so much fun doing the challenges given by our awesome Principal Mr. Swaggerty. It’s nice of him to keep me busy in a positive manner so that I do not spend too much time playing video games. I am also using this time to learn new things like cooking and getting more organized. Trying to make most out of the situation. But now that there is a possibility that schools may not open at all this year, I am kind of bummed. I never thought I would say this, but now, after a long time of not going to school I really miss it. I see my friends and teachers on google meet classes, but it’s really not the same as being in a classroom with them. School helps me follow a routine, have fun with my friends while learning new things. And no, it is not like summer because you have to follow social distancing and you can’t go to visit your family members or play at your friend’s house. Even when we do play outside, we can’t go inside their houses and have to be six feet apart at all times. Trust me, it’s not easy! Also, whenever I look at the news, the number of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) cases and deaths are constantly going up. I feel for those people who are dying all over the world because of this virus. I am also very scared and pray for my dad’s safety everyday. He is a doctor and when he’s on call, he has to visit sick patients who are admitted in many different hospitals. I am thankful to all healthcare workers who are helping the people who need them the most at this time. I am hopeful that soon scientists will discover a vaccine for this virus. In my opinion, everyone should follow the “stay at home” order from our Governor Mike Dewine. That would save a lot of lives and will help our lives get back to normal. So, all in all, my quarantine experience is a mixed feeling. I am enjoying family time, but I miss seeing my friends and I am so sorry for those people who have lost their loved ones.