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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

My Life in Social Distancing

 Quarantine Fun! Zooming with friends lets us catch up!

By Ella Fernandez
Age: 12, Wyoming Middle School

While adults are bustling to find answers and get work done, kids like me wind up bored after schoolwork is finished. And I can’t believe it's already been several weeks in this crazy world!

I do lots of things to occupy myself, I love writing so I’m writing a book, and my story was chosen in a contest. It was read on air! (radio).

This experience is both frustrating and exciting. It’s frustrating for me because I want to see my friends, proudly perform as Duffy in Annie Jr., not have to worry about Frozen Jr. being cancelled.

However, auditions for Frozen Jr are still happening, online, so me and Alyssa are crossing our fingers.

I mentioned theater shows that might and have been cancelled twice for me, but thankfully, the middle school musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, still took the stage! 

Thank goodness the musical wasn’t cancelled!  

Getting to embrace the character of the narrator was truly awesome. It was amazing to do this alongside middle school drama stars. Geneva Boss took the stage as Ariel in the WMS production of The Little Mermaid and Ainsley Benken starred as Cinderella in the WMS production of Cinderstein. It was truly incredible, and it wouldn't have been possible without the incredible Dr. Topher Collier, who did an amazing job directing! If that had been cancelled it would have truly been a letdown for everyone working to put it together.

But there are bright sides, I can stay in my p.j.s while I do my homework, I can FaceTime my friends during math class. There are so many new opportunities. Our parents are always telling us to stop watching tv and YouTube, which I’m getting better about. But I still love watching hilarious compilations on Reacticorns. Did you know, instead of buying Pringles, you can buy Prongles?

While I watch, I have a nagging feeling that I should get something done, which has resulted in my dog, Ruby, being very happy with all of her walks. 

What a lovely day- um Ruby, are you photobombing? Sofia sure is having fun!  

My top three games to play are Telestrations, Code Names, and Not Parent Approved (like Apples to Apples).

Unfortunately, it will probably be a while until hand sanitizers and paper towels aren't considered precious, and my mom stops washing down every single piece of packaging to enter our house. We are all hoping things get better sooner rather than later. 

 All you need is chalk and tape.
Until then I’m stuck at home writing stories and listening to Broadway hits on repeat, drawing chalk art that takes what feels like hours, and drowning myself in memes, which might not be too bad. 

Stay healthy everyone!

When in doubt, listen to Broadway!!!  

 Paige and her brothers pass time by playing basketball in their driveway. Maybe shaking out some sibling rivalry?

Alyssa loves to bake in all this free time. Yummy!

Olivia continues the baking trend with some tasty oat flavored treats. 

While us kids may not be certified doctors or anything like that, we can still make a difference in this crazy world. Just make sure to wash your hands and abide by social distancing standards.  I agree with Evie and Kate, let’s turn this world right side up again! We can do it! Thank you first responders, and essential workers, and you!

MMM… Izzy and Mac show off their cooking skills by making their own dinner of fried chicken.  

Well, that’s one way to do it. Fantastic job, Caroline!

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