As I sit here browsing Facebook I can’t help but notice the amount of comments from parents asking for ideas of what to do with their kids during this “break from school”.
The answer is so simple: STAY HOME.
Yet, here we are having to remind parents why our kids are home in the first place.
Our kids are NOT home because it is summer break or some vacation.
They are home to prevent and try to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
It’s not a time to try to plan fun things and have parties, take them to hang out with friends or to ensure they have a memorable experience.
It is to keep our kids and everyone around us, safe and hopefully virus free.
Yes, I know having kids stuck inside all day is TOUGH. Not just on the kids, but on us as parents.
An entire family crammed into one space, is bound to make us all a bit crazy but here’s the thing – it’s also going to be okay.
Think about this – even IF your kids are healthy and even IF they never contract the virus, are you willing to take a risk of them spreading the virus to someone else?
You see, we have people in our family, even friends that are immunocompromised and for that reason, no amount of play time outside the house or on the closest playground is worth risking someone’s life over.
So, parents, I BEG you… Keep your kids home!
Keep your healthy kids home.
Keep your bored kids home.
Avoid the park. Avoid the McDonald’s Play Place. Avoid leaving the house at all costs.
Trust me, it’ll be okay. We will all get through this but it starts with us, the parents keeping our kids home. We have the ultimate responsibility right now and that is to take social distancing seriously.