Lockdown day nine looking forward to day ten
Tuesday March 24th 2020, 9:28 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

(Actually, this was Sunday’s rain but it gave us an encore this afternoon.)

Someone on the church chat asked for ideas on keeping kids amused.

I mentioned that my sister-in-law’s granddaughter turned four and there was supposed to have been a birthday party. Oh well.

What ended up happening instead is that her daughter-in-law took said granddaughter out to the front lawn–and a parade of cars went by! Each with a parent at the wheel and a friend holding up a Happy Birthday sign enhanced with preschooler artwork, the kids waving and cheering at each other.

One kid rolled down her window before her mom could stop her, but then the wheels on the bus went round and round and kept on slowly going, so, not too much exposure there.

Catherine read that.

And that’s why I get to be one of the ones surprising her birthday-girl twins tomorrow. Quick, I need me some cardboard. This generation seeketh a sign.

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What a clever birthday idea. I hope you don’t mind if I share the idea on facebook later. Stay safe.

Comment by Helen 03.24.20 @ 9:32 pm

How fun! I hope you enjoy yourself, and they do, too!

Comment by Anne 03.24.20 @ 11:17 pm

Sounds like a grand solution!

Comment by Christine Pereira 03.25.20 @ 6:04 am

What a great idea: thank you for sharing it.

I look forward to reading the update on that, tomorrow.


Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.25.20 @ 6:52 am

Fun! and presents could be dropped off…. at that age, playmates are important, but presents? Oh, yes

Comment by holly 03.25.20 @ 9:21 am

Such a nice idea! I’ve seen similar ideas online and approve. A town in Massachusetts organized teachers from the middle school to caravan around waving to their students, which was sweet, too.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.25.20 @ 5:40 pm

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