26. Mother’s Day, I guess

Sunday May 10 2020

Mother’s Day 2020 and another holiday of hardcore choices. We’re all starting to breathe a little easier with the relaxed social distancing guidelines, which makes the threat of disease transmission feel less likely. Which, of course, is not true at all. We’ve merely flattened the curve, as they say, so that when we do get sick, there will probably be a hospital bed available.

So do we visit our moms today? The decision will have to be made for every family with a mother still in their lives.

Derek’s decision is easier maybe, since he’s working today. But he promised to call me when he gets off and I know he will. He better. I only have one kid.

My own mom is high risk and has been taking every precaution to avoid exposure. While Don and I have been working and grocery shopping, which increases our exposure to other people. Our neighbors with several kids have people over at their house all the time. Two of their kids come over to our yard whenever they see the dogs out and play ball with Mike and Holly. This interaction may be our highest risk.

I’ll call my mom, certainly. And I’ll get a feeler from her on how she wants to play this. Still, it doesn’t feel right to me.

Tell me I’m not the only one.

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