It is the start of a new school year for Finley and Cainan. Being back in the United States where the virus continues to rage means not returning to school normally. After a lot of debate in our district, the year started two weeks later than normally and in a hybrid form. Finley and Cainan will be home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday doing school virtually from their bedrooms. And Thursday and Friday they will be in school. Full masks on, 6 feet apart, and very little social life for these two lie ahead.
So difficult this will be for these two who are returning to a school they have been gone for 3 years. Kids are different now. It is like starting over. I feel for them. Their anxiety is high. I know they will adjust - they always do.
On top of all of that, we are still in our temporary housing, so we are still unsettled.