Do you have the kind of life where there’s never just one thing going on? If so, I can relate.
It’s never just one thing. In March, I found my hands full with the loss of a friend. I was sitting in a bar with friends, sharing memories, when the news of the NBA shutdown broke.
Before we knew it, the schools were closed. New York City was one of the first cities hit hard. It only took a week or two into remote learning for us to realize everyone was in way over their heads. Kids were too distracted by trying to work the tech to pay attention to the content. Some teachers weren’t faring much better.
Summer gave us time to regroup and see where we were. During that time, our co-parenting team decided to move ahead with a change of schools that we had initially planned to wait another year for. The situation seemed to be under better control in our new school district than the limbo New York City public school students were (and still are) facing.
The change of routine was not an easy decision for three adults to make, especially in the middle of the health crisis. Still, it was what seemed right for the little dude. So we figured out logistics to make everything work for everyone, and we all agreed just in time for day one.
Our guy was ready to start third grade. We still weren’t sure if we were ready for the return to in-person learning. We got the facts and made the decision. We’ve learned a lot along the way.
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