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Monday, July 27, 2020

Summer Days
































This is the summer of COVID 19. We have been given the go ahead to socialize in small groups, to have people over, and to once again return to parks, restaurants and stores. Not everything is return to the old ways, masks have now become mandatory in all indoor public spaces, and we are just starting to get wind of how the coming school year will look. So far we know that students will "bubble" with their classes, and that they won't all have recess at the same time. Classes will be encouraged to take place outdoors as much as possible. Masks will be worn on buses. The cafeteria will be closed. Many changes for what school will look like. I'd be lying if I didn't say that I worry for teachers and students. This will be an added stress put on top of an already demanding job. They will be able to do it, but it won't be easy. Lot's of grace and patience will be needed for everyone - parents included. 

As for us, we are doing our best to spend as much time as we can, doing the Nova Scotia things that we love. This summer was supposed to look different for us. The older 2 were to go to sleep away camp, we had planned a tourist trip to Ontario, and a cottage trip to PEI with my 2 sisters. Of course plans always change, and if changed plans are our biggest problems, then we have it pretty good, but it still makes for a long summer - as the children finished school 2.5months early. This means, we have had 5 months of no structured school or activities. Yes, its a blessing, but it is also a lot of time together (remember we have no extended family near by). 

So day trips have become our "go to" for ways to keep us busy. We've done quite a few beach days, a day trip to the lovely and quaint town of Annapolis Royal, a trip to a fossil beach, a trip to the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, and a camping trip to Rissers Beach. Still on our list: camping at Caribou Provincial Park, a trip to Peggy's Cove, a hike at the Ovens (sea caves), and a last minute cottage trip to PEI. If you have to be "stuck" anywhere in the summer, the Maritimes is the place to be. 

So that is our life in a nutshell right now. Just taking things more slowly (no visitors, no camps, no sports), but also enjoy the beauty of our province and spending lots of family time together. 

Things of you and yours during this time 
xox



1 comment:

  1. I must have been following you for a long time, I remember when your daughter was born. Your children have grown so much! Beautiful, amazing pictures as always. This Covid business is so disconcerting, my grandson is going back to school in a whole new way also. Praying for the safety of all involved.

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