By RILEY KESTON | Junior Reporter
For a long time during quarantine we did not have any visitors, but a few weeks ago, Robin Aronson came to our house to take pictures of my family outside. We were one of 160 families she photographed as part of The Front Porch Photography Project, an idea she had to raise money while everyone was stuck sitting at home. By the end of May, she had raised more than $15,000 for the Westside Food Bank! That’s 60,000 meals!
This was very cool, but it got me thinking about what I have been doing during this quarantine. Have I done enough? My family and I have had an extremely odd time in quarantine – this is an experience that is so out of the ordinary. I mean, we still do some activities we would normally do, like playing with our dog, Tiki, or talking with friends. But now it is all on Zoom, and Zoom is new and different. I had never done Zoom before quarantine. I spent my entire school day doing math and science on Zoom.
But what else have I learned? Mostly I have learned how to make “lemonade out of lemons,” like my Mommy says. She also taught me to ride a bike and Daddy taught me to paddle board up in Santa Barbara. Our family has found new ways to have fun – like virtual poker and 80s and 90s movie nights (“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” was my favorite) – and we renamed all the days of the week Blursday (Blursday, Blursday, Blursday, Blursday, Blursday, Blursday, and Blursday…they are all Blursday)!
It’s been pretty different. But when it is all over, I am going to miss Blursday!
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