The lighter side of the pandemic

Please note, I would never ask a therapist, teacher, ESP or doctor/nurse work during this unprecedented pandemic.  However something is happening to families whose child has special needs and we have to talk about it.  This will be a continuing series as we navigate how to parent a child with significant special needs.


It has been a very strange three weeks since our life changed forever on March 13, 2020. We are adapting to trying to homeschool. We are practicing life skills. We are trying to do therapies.

It’s been a difficult transition, but for the moment let’s focus lighter side of things.  During this unexpected school hiatus, Bridget has:

Been a flower girl and walked on the beach (without tears)


Stole her sister’s phone and texted me about the importance of McDonalds and for some reason wanted to marry an ice mobile.


I have cooked dinner every night. Every freaking night which led to this happening:


Me: Whats that?
Abby: Dinner
Me: The pandemic turned you into a vegetarian?
Abby: No your cooking did.



Last weekend Abby decided to go all vo-tech and teach Bridget cosmetology. I’m not sure if she would get a passing grade, but a definite A for effort.

Abby is no longer hiding in her bedroom. I don’t know if she is suddenly over puberty / teenage angst or if being stuck in the house for 14 days makes my company desirable. I wouldn’t mind a few more inches of separation, though.



I hope you are finding bright moments, here and there, to help get you through the tougher ones.


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