Children used to become so enthusiastic near the end of the school year, knowing summer break was right around the corner. It meant no more classroom lessons on the blackboard or making silly posters to accompany their book reports. Also, most kids knew it was hard for their parents to deny sleepovers during the break, even on a “school night.” Summer was prime time for kids to have company over to play in the house or run around the hot outdoors, and to wake up bright and early Saturday morning to sing that never-ending song with Lamb Chop. Those were the halcyon days for children but COVID has changed all that. Now, many schoolmates only see each other on Zoom and they’re not even allowed to have friends over, which probably has most of them excited about the prospect of returning to school.
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