On Friday, November 13, Governor Scott enacted more guidelines and restrictions to stem the tide of the COVID-19 virus that seems intent on making its way further and further into our state. One of the hardest things for me to hear was the immediate pause on youth sports. Our Boys were heartbroken when I shared the news with them.

Their first question was, for how long? I didn’t have an answer. Their next question was, does this mean we’re going fully remote? No, not yet. That seemed to bring some relief.

Let that sink in for a minute. My Boys want to go to school. Two teenage boys want to go to school. Is it for the academics? Maybe, but probably not. Is it for the relationships? Yes. Their friends are there. Their teachers are there. Their social-emotional world is there.

In September, as we were getting ready to get back to in-person learning, we talked as a family about how different this school year was going to be. In the course of the conversation, one of Our Boys said, “I’m looking forward to seeing my teacher again. He’s my G.”


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