I’m sure any reader that finds their way here can agree that Coronavirus put a whole new spin on 2020, one that we never expected. As a business owner and a mother, the spin was impactful. Keeping my two children (ages 18 and 20) on a schedule during “the new normal” tested my patience, my ability to adapt and my willingness to keep going despite the uncertainties of the future. For my daughter, Coronavirus impacted her senior year of High School, one that we know is special for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, her senior lacrosse season, prom, AND graduation were all cancelled/postponed. For my son, his college internship was cancelled, his sophomore year in college cut short, and he is worried about what the Fall of his junior year is going to look like. Suddenly, we were all stuck at home together without any practice schedules, carpools, graduation parties, and summer internships to worry about (bedtime became the bigger concern!) – them on a MUCH different schedule than me and my husband!
We adapted, just like everyone else, and tried to make the most of our time together. It’s surely time we will never forget as a family. What is important to keep in mind is that no matter how old, our children will always look to their parents, and we still serve as their role model when the ship starts to rock. Staying calm, taking the reigns, and moving along with confidence is the name of the game. Plus, tacos and poker can make any day a good day in our home!
What else did we do? Dine locally, of course! Here are a few local favorites that we’re supporting during these challenging times. From one business owner to another, I know how important it is to keep the dining tables full and the carryout flowing.