April 29, 2020 Red Robin School Greetings, Hugs & Kisses from Miss Sheryl
Dear Red Robin Families,
This is now my seventh newsletter to all of you. I cannot believe it. Each day slowly goes by – and then poof! It’s May. It seems incredible to me that I have not heard the sound of children’s voices and laughter in person for this long. Hopefully that will not be true for long. But, I do want to say, and I know you will think it odd… if you and those you love are healthy and safe, you are the lucky ones because you have also had some real precious time that you will never get back. Although there are so many pressures around you, your children are the ones to put a smile on your face and make you forget for awhile about the sadness and stresses around us. So yes get on the floor and play a game have pillow fights, have indoor picnics and special family movie time all in bed together in the middle of the day…when will you ever be able to do this again? Play dress-up, have fashion shows, let your daughter put bows in your hair dad, play firefighter and policeman, have Star Wars figures invade your Barbie House! Be in the moment.
Create warm, happy moments that you and your children will remember when you look back at these very dark and scary times.
My daughter saw this on Facebook today. I think this says it all. I’m not going to write anything after this. **Please send in photos of your child/family if you would like them to be in our montage video that we will e-mail to all of you.
I leave you with these thoughts.
Shout out to the KIDS
Everyone is applauding everyone but our children.
These little heroes have stayed indoors more than
they have ever known in their little lives. Their whole worlds have literally been turned upside down. All these rules
they’ve never known. A life they couldn’t have imagined.
All the things they love like sports, being with friends, going to school, or just being kids have all been taken
away from them. Adults talking about others becoming
unwell, news reporting death after death. Our poor children’s minds must be racing. Every day they get up and carry on despite all that’s going on.
So here’s to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.
PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!