We almost made it to vaccines for under 5s without getting COVID-19.
We let our guard down, we went on a big out of state vacation that we'd been planning for almost a year (assuming numbers would be down in the summer months again). And now there's two little lines on the home tests for the adults. So far, the kids are all clear, but there's not a lot of hope here that it will stay that way.
This waiting for the other shoe to drop thing... it is terrible. If you asked us today if it was worth it, we'd say no. We should have canceled and waited another month for the girls to be vaccinated. But ask us in a week (or two), and we might feel differently. If we can get through COVID with mild symptoms, and better yet if the kids can get through it without infection... then it will have been worth it.
|In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room - Magic Kingdom, June 23, 2022|
As crestfallen as we are right now, it was wonderful for the soul to see family. Some we haven't seen in person since pre-pandemic. Watching our kids play with cousins they haven't seen in almost three years warmed our hearts. The kiddos finally made it to Camp Sanibel where they promptly demanded to spend more time at the beach and in the gulf. Hugging parents, siblings, cousins, nephews, it was all wonderful. For now, we seem to be the only family who came home with an unwelcome visitor (and we hope it stays that way).
|Camp Sanibel with G&G Thoma - June 18, 2022|
|Deel Family, Clearly Siding with the Rebels - June 20, 2022|
And now, quarantining, wearing masks around our home, our kids are playing pretend Disney World games - creating their own rides, rushing to rope-drop, pretending to be cast members, and it is every bit as adorable as it sounds. We made memories, and hopefully in a few months we'll be able to focus on the good memories without the complication.
Now... we mask up, wash our hands (a lot), and hold our breath.