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Challenge: Reflecting on a Year of Pandemic Parenting

Oh, hey there, January

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Oh, hey there, January.

Look at you, rollin' in like it ain't no thang except IT IS A VERY BIG THING.

'Cause people are expecting a lot from you.

Heck, I'm expecting a lot from you.

You are here, marking the first month of 2021, and you, my friend, will set the tone for this year and the mindset for so very many.

Here's what most of us want/need from you:

We need you to go easy on us and hard on Covid-19.

We need you to make us laugh.

We need you to be chill.

We need you to wake us up to all the good in this world, in its people, and in our homes.

We need you to act normal.

We need you to be what 2020 wasn't.

We need you to be fabulous.

We need you to stink less than my dirty mini-van and take us on a relaxing ride back to semi-normalcy.

Hey, January?

Are you listening?

We need you not to be lame.

We need you not to seek fame.

We need you to do right by us.

We need you to bring out the light within us.

This is the plea, and we hope you'll oblige.

Signed,
All the Tired, Anxious, and Emotionally-Spent People of the World

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