Today I took my littles to the park, and was confronted with an issue.
It seems as if some parents are not enforcing social distancing measures with their children. WHY OH WHY! I repeatedly reminded mine, and they were trying so hard. They were getting so upset, and I really don’t blame them, but there wasn’t anything I could do. Never has going to the park felt so stressful before.
Maybe some children don’t know, or understand the significance of social distancing.
But, if that is the case then I think the guardian should be nearby to ensure that 6 feet distance is being respected. Sadly, these other children were just being children and wanting to play with mine, but were getting too close.
This is how our world is now, and we need to educate our children about it.
We need to ensure our children know how important that 2 metres are. They need to be comfortable in saying “social distancing please”.
We had to leave the park, which I was reminded many times about how unfair that was, and guess what? I agree. But agreeing really doesn’t mean anything. Of course it’s unfair. But, am I going to just ignore that they keep being too close to mine, no matter how many times mine ask to social distance? No. I’m not.
It got me thinking on our walk home, how odd this must be for children.
Children used to be able to hug each other, play tag, and hug their teachers. Things that I definitely took for granted. I never knew it was possible for it to all stop. I never thought I’d live in a world like present. I don’t mean this meanly. The children were just being children. Sadly the world does not allow for that anymore. At least not right now anyways. Our children have to grow up fast and be very responsible. It’s very sad and unfair.
Have you taught your children about social distancing? Do you go to playgrounds? How are you handling it all with your children?
Love Always, Enn