Caring During Crisis

Yes, another post about COVID-19. But let’s be honest, it’s hard to think about anything else right now.

This began as an entirely different draft. It was going to be about continuing care throughout a global pandemic. It was going to be about talking to children about not being able to hug our neighbors and worrying about toilet paper and jam. About keeping what sense of normalcy we can during these very strange times.

But that’s not what happened. One week ago Brian and I made the hard decision to temporarily close. I still have not processed all of the emotions surrounding this decision, but I know this was the best choice for our family and for the health and safety of The Children’s Burrow Families.

So for now, caregiving will look like working in outdoors to make improvements to the play yard, putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and scrubbing the floor. It will be sharing our favorites books and Pancake Robot. Caregiving will look like me slowing down and taking care of myself so when the day comes that we open the doors to The Children’s Burrow my cup will be full and ready to pour from again.


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