Mother's Day In The Age Of Coronavirus

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By 98.5 KTK

COVID-19 has already sidelined many happy occasions this year such as St. Patrick's Day, Passover, Easter and Ramadan.  With Mother's Day coming up Sunday, even the staunchest social distancing enthusiasts may be looking for a way to bend the rules in order to visit Mom. While the idea of continuing a Mother's Day tradition may be worth breaking the rules in the moment, for the next two weeks, every sneeze, every cough and every ache experienced by anyone will spark panic and regret. We need to be smart about it. If Mom is healthy, active and without many underlying health concerns, a visit is probably okay.  Just remember to continue the practices we done over the last two months of hand washing and keeping our distance as much as possible. Mom is older and remember that coronavirus can affect older people harder. We've had over a month to get use to video conferencing and even the least tech savvy have had a chance to get it right.  So don't discount the video call to celebrate Mom. Believe it or not, the busiest day for restaurants is not Christmas or Valentine's Day, but Mother's Day. So continue to support local restaurants...just order in.  Have Mom's favorite restaurant deliver the same foods to her as you are eating to have a virtual celebration. The most important thing to remember about Mother's Day 2020 is that coronavirus is only temporary.  How we handle our interactions today will dictate how we celebrate mom in 2021 and thereafter.  


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