Hello readers, I hope everyone is enjoying these final days of summer. 2020 has rocked right??
I’m visiting Cape Cod at this time. And we are headed to see the seals tonight!!!!!
The school year is about to start up again. Most parents are still recovering from the last semester of distance learning. You’ve just had the summer off. Are you ready to send your kids back to school or will you have them stay at home? If you choose to have them stay at home, no bitching and complaining on social media.
My ever so loving wife and I recently had to make this rather tough choice. As you know we have two young boys. Cameron is starting second grade, and Brady is in preschool.
In Mid June, Brady’s school reopened. Getting his ass out of the house for a few hours out of the day was a blessing. Cameron started camp at the amazing YWCA of Greenwich a few weeks later. Finally, we had the house to ourselves and we could have afternoon sex once every 6 weeks!!!!!
So at the end of summer, we had to make a hard choice. Camp was one thing, it’s smaller, it’s outside. Should we send him back to school now? I am immunocompromised, so it’s been a little risky even sending Cameron to camp. I never want to live in fear because of my condition. I feel my wife worries more about me getting sick than I do.
We decided that we were going to do distance learning when school started again.
Both Lorelei and I work from home. We’re both busy throughout the day. Who is going to take the time each day to teach him? Last semester, distance learning was a little half-assed (thrown together). I understand that no school was exactly ready for this. Nor were the now day drinking parents.
This year the schools seem to be ready. They have a full schedule of learning. So an elementary parent can’t just put their child in front of the school-issued iPad for 90 minutes a day (while they open up a new bottle of Red).
We started looking at the agenda. We discussed (Lorelei screamed at me) some options of daily scheduling, we even set up a new desk in the playroom for Cameron to buckle down and work. We even looked into hiring a nanny for the afternoons.
But we also spent time asking friends (Lorelei did this because I don’t have any friends) and classmates what they were doing. It seemed everyone was sending their kids back to school.
We’re we making the right choice for our child?
Should we maybe just ask him what he wanted to do?
What would a Kardashian do?
In the end, we have decided to allow Cameron to go back to school with his friends. Hopefully, it’s the right and best choice. Hopefully, we will not have another shutdown and force the kids to leave school again
Native New Yorker, now living in Connecticut. Husband, and father of two amazing boys. Kidney transplant recipient, and a big supporter of organ donation #donatelife. Mortgage banker, but not by choice. In my free time, I enjoy golf, reading (especially presidential biographies), and finding that hole in the wall restaurant that has great food.