Emotions of COVID-19.
At the first picture he’s happy because he became famous around the world. He mocks us by showing his tongue.
At the second picture, he raises his eyebrow. He’s angry because he cannot affect many people anymore because they are vaccinated.
At the last one, COVID is sad, because the schools are open again and kids, although they still wear masks (in some countries at least) are not afraid of COVID. The red scribbles are the smell of the COVID, which we can all breathe. The dots and the marks are the little droplets of COVID we breathe.
I really don’t think covid has been too bad. Lockdown for my family was pretty good. I realise how fortunate I am due to where I live. I do not think I would have liked it so much if I was stuck in an apartment in a big city or if it had rained all the time. Sure I missed my school friends, soccer training and swimming lessons but home schooling was grand and we got to finish every day at one. After lunch we did nature scavenger hunts or left positivity stones around the village on the greenway or on the river walks. When my brother was asked did he like the thought of going back to school he said no as he wouldn’t get a biscuit at eleven every day now.
Here are some of the things we have done over lockdown that were great fun .We built a wormery, read lots of books, made giant bubbles, played board games such as qwirkle, swam in the rivers and sea when restrictions eased, built a den, did lots of baking and art, made a bird bath out of copper with dad, set a wildflower section in the garden and made wildflower seed bombs to disperse around locally, had lots of stick fights with friends from my estate when we were allowed hang out, raced our bikes down hills and made ramps with old pallets. Fun is not without its injuries. Alesha broke her arm racing her bike down the hill, we have got stung by lots of nettles, rolled in sheep poo, and have bruises on all body parts from stick fighting.
While I massively missed my nannies and granddads there were also advantages. I would never be in contact with Great Granddad Denis but because of lockdown we sent him letters as he was cocooning and he sent us letters back. I also sent postcards to great aunts and uncles that lived alone to brighten their days and they would reply back so now I’ve made connections I would never have if it was not for covid.
I am really really looking forward to getting to go to the cinema, bowling, getting to go to a swimming pool and having barbecues and parties with more than just mam, dad and my brother. I am back in school now so I see all my friends again and my relations. However even though lockdown was grand for me and great for the environment I am not too sure we would want to do it all over again.
Covid Reflections. Fionn, age 11, Co Waterford, Ireland.