Not to brag or anything but… I did it! I got through first grade! Yup, I am pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay impressive.
My kid did a good job too, I guess.
It’s weird, apart from my considerable relief that distance learning is over for the moment, our 6-year old finishing first-grade is depressingly uneventful. We took him out for pizza and ice cream, tried to make a thing out of it… but I’ll always feel bad that his year was so heavily impacted by the pandemic. The time he missed out on in school with teachers and friends…
Better in first grade, than in high school, dont get me wrong. I feel awful for the kids who missed proms, graduations, didnt get to finish their final football season, etc. In comparison my first-grader missed some… recess, I guess. Still, it’s just weird to think that this is part of their childhood story now. “That year everything shut down.”