No wonder I looked forward to Tuesdays so much during lockdown. There was ALWAYS cake. And off key-off sync singing. Smiling faces attached to faces I wished were in 3D. And just before the end of every party there was me, the annoying mom screaming to my teenagers to come "pick a name RIGHT NOW" for the winners of my weekly raffles. Never a fan of Tuesdays, but last spring's weekly parties definitely took the edge off my least favorite day.
Do I actually miss that time? Dare I say maybe a tiny bit? The parties are on hold for now. Instead it is cart racing to the elevator. The music teacher. The art teacher. Me. How many of us can fit in it at once? Reading aloud and giving directions behind a mask to small children spread all over the room = Challenging. Hooking up my computer to a dozen different adaptors and SmartBoards. Hard. Shannon McClintock Miller's "BookHub" order forms. "Books you love. Delivered." Disappointing kids because they wanted a wolf book and got one about baby mammals. Who knew wolves were so popular? BUT Tuesdays are still Tuesdays and books will always have book birthdays. Today let's pull the party hats out for: