Have you participated in a Birthday Parade since the stay at home orders took place? We went to two of them today and they were our first. It was incredibly emotional for me and I didn’t expect to feel that way at all. My kids and I were so excited and when we were driving by the houses I was just overcome with emotions and cried.
I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it just hit me how different things look out in the world. I’ve basically been home this whole time with the exception of a couple of trips to Costco, so I think it was just a reality check and I got sad. I know it’s a change and it won’t be forever (I hope), but man, some days this whole situation really bites.
I do love that these parades happen and I think it is a beautiful way to make sure kids (and adults) feel seen and loved and celebrated. We will continue going when we are invited, but I look forward to the day when we can celebrate together… and hug freely… I really miss hugs! Stay well, friend!