A Covid Halloween

How did your Covid Halloween go? I thought we were going to end up home alone, but we got to participate in a block party 🙌.

The kids paraded through the street, and neighbors lined up outside with candy-laden-tables. The kids pranced around in costumes, grabbing designated candy bags as they passed. Then we went to a neighbor’s backyard for some Mexican food. We had a blast! 

I haven’t seen the girls this happy in months. It was like for one night, Covid didn’t exist. We were able to be out and enjoy ourselves, and we’ve missed it. I’ve missed seeing my kids this happy. 

The hardest part of Covid has been watching my children suffer through the isolation. I am curious about the lasting effects on their development. How will this impact them later on? 

And most importantly, I keep asking myself, “Is it worth it? Will the benefits outweigh the costs?”

I’m not sure if we’ll ever get a straight answer. We all have different opinions and beliefs, but I think we can all agree that we’re suffering. 

I’m concerned what this winter will bring. How will we navigate flu season without our mental health taking a complete back seat? I hope we’re able to find a balance where we are responsible, respectful, but also understanding of our intrinsic human need for socialization. Do we really have to pick between mental health or physical health, or can we strike a balance? 

I feel like we found a balance this Halloween, and I hope to keep it up through winter and beyond.

Published by Jacqueline Pinchuk

♡ Enjoying life, one story at a time ♡ Wife to a gentle giant. Mama of four. Storyteller by trade ♡ Follow my blog to be a part of the adventure!

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