The Unsung Heroes of Covid 19

There are many unsung heroes in the Pandemic but today there is one group that has a special place in my heart. All schools in Ontario have been closed since the start of the lockdown in March. Recently parents were notified there would be a day to come to the school and collect your child’s things that had been left at the school. My daughter wrote this on Facebook about taking our Grandson Silas to school to pick up his and his sisters’ things. It nearly broke my heart to read it so I had to share it with you here.

Today this little man got to come with me to pick up his, and his sisters, items from school. He was so excited to go to his school, and I had to break his heart about a billion times explaining that we wouldn’t be able to give hugs, and we wouldn’t be able to get out of the truck. 😭 These tiny humans are the unsung hero’s of this whole thing, they have adapted to an entirely new life, trusting us without even understanding what’s going on in the world. Silas wanted his hair to be “extra handsome”. I’m so proud of my babies for the way they have navigated this, I cried some tears through sunglasses as we drove away from the school. Our littlest baby is done kindergarten. ❤️❤️❤️❤️😭😭😭😭

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  1. The young folks like your little guy are the future. We will be ok.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes! We just saw him for the first time in months yesterday and he is enjoying life despite not having his friends to play with. The resilience of youth. Thank you for your positive comment.

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  2. dprastka says:

    Awe, he is absolutely ADORABLE!! My heart melts and they truly are the unsung heroes! His hair looks perfect, and sending hugs to all. ❤️🥰

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    1. anne leueen says:

      That was what touched my heart the most the fact that he asked to have his hair “extra handsome”. Thank you for your hugs. I will let them know you sent hugs from far away!😊🌺

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  3. I can understand this. Even my younger daughter asks much questions. This virus has killed many humans we have to keep our humanity safe with this unexpected changes.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Subbashini. He is a dear little fellow and I was so touched that he wanted his hair extra handsome and his nice shirt because he thought he would be able to see his teachers and friends. But he does understand that things are different because there are “germs” that can make us very sick. We will be seeing the family this weekend for the first time in months. They live two hours away but it is an easy drive.. best wishes to you to stay safe and well.🌷

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      1. Happy to know that maa. Your little hero will feel so happy. Somethings in life only elders can do to children 👍🏻🙏🏻

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  4. Emma Cownie says:

    Poor kid! Although I expect his mum is more upset by all this than him! I don’t know why schoolsdonmt just let all the kids repeat the year….yes, I know there’s the small issue of the little ones waiting to go to school but I think we pack them off too early in life anyway!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Silas has been doing homeschooling and his teachers has given him activities that he does on an iPad. He is ready for grade 1 so that part is ok. I’m not sure about his sisters ( his step-sisters) as they are 10 and 12 and their work is more advanced. I just love the fact that he wanted his hair to be extra handsome!

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  5. cagedunn says:

    And a couple of hugs from down under, too. I think the kids need them, cos waiting is too long when you’re at the start of it all.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Cage. I will pass on your Aussie hugs!

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  6. Here’s hoping the children will be able to thrive going forward Anne. In Scotland we’re blessed with forest schools, including forest kindergartens, where the forest is the children’s classroom. This type of outdoor learning is coming into it’s own at this time and if you have something like this in Ontario it will be great for the kids too 💚 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      We don’t have anything like that yet here. I imagine the winters here might be difficult but it is a great idea and the kids would love it.

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  7. Outstanding job combing his hair for the occasion, very grown-up looking indeed. This epidemic has been tough on the little folk, who I’m sure were looking forward to seeing friends and teachers, and they definitely deserve a parade when this is over, for being good sports. Well, for a kid like this, his grandparents might see their way clear to a special award? (It’s an excellent time for ice cream, hint hint.)

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I hear you! Yes ice cream ! I will ask our daughter what he might like best. I will also tell her that bloggers have commented on how well she did his hair. We will be seeing them this Saturday. They are a two hour drive from us but it’s an easy drive. Thanks so much for your comment.

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  8. Cyranny says:

    *Sob* So true… Let’s hope these confusing times won’t have long term negative effects on all the kids’ lives. So many of us struggle and we’re adults… I can’t imagine going through so many weeks of not understanding what’s going on, or worst, understanding somethings children shouldn’t have to understand… *big hugs* to your daughter and grand children

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you C. We will be seeing them this weekend for the first time since Christmas! I will pass on your hugs.💕

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      1. Cyranny says:

        Ohhhh that’s awesome news 🙂 🙂 🙂 We’re not game to drive to our parents’ city yet, because of Montreal’s situation. But I can imagine how excited you all must be, just thinking about meeting again at long last. Enjoy the reunion!! xx

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Thank you. It’s a two hour drive and it will be well worth it.

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