This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].
Welcome to Q! We're looking at – QUARANTINE [LOCKDOWNS].
Now I'm reading news of an obesity epidemic and an increased suicide rate, and a recent news article indicates that people are now actually dying because of inactivity. There's also speculation that the recent increase in mass shootings is related.
One of my kids is significantly disabled. It is essentially impossible for him to learn from a screen, so if he was still school-aged, we would have had a major problem. But we found a few computer games that he likes to play and that teach him things, so he has that. But - He had a therapist coming to our house three times a week. He played basketball and baseball. He was in Boy Scouts. We took him camping, to theme parks, to other places so he had the chance of experiencing new things. All of that stopped in March 2020. A few of those things have re-opened now, but for an entire year he had nothing, and the hardest part for us is that he didn't understand why and we couldn't really explain it to him.
How did your family handle the quarantine?
Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter R: