The kids’ colleges are reopening in September. Classes are online for a few weeks prior to opening the campus for onsite living. It was decided they would stay there straight through to just before Thanksgiving and then send the kids home before the potential ‘second wave of covid’ begins.
I’m not a fan of sending my kids back on campus to take classes, let alone live there because kids don’t social distance. They just don’t. We’ve opened the states a little bit and people went crazy so now they’re restricting again because the numbers are increasing. Do you really think first year college freshmen away from home are going to be able to social distance? Remember back to your first time away from home. My guess is a big fat NO and there’s no way colleges can really control them.
And while my kids aren’t college freshmen, they are still kids and want to be with their friends. Social distancing isn’t part of their vocabulary even though we’ve been under quarantine. So, how’s this going to work? How do you ‘quarantine’ kids in a dorm situation when they’re sharing rooms, bathrooms etc. without some type of supervision keeping them apart and/or with masks on?
Additionally, there have been Coronavirus parties. Have you heard that on the news? Kids getting together, inviting someone who has the virus and whoever gets the virus from the party first gets money that they all paid into? What has the world come to?
What fresh hell will we all experience when the first college campus has a pandemic outbreak of the virus that speeds through the community? Although I try not to be fear-based, it is really concerning and these types of thoughts go through my head. I am just hoping that they can figure out a way to all stay safe.
I’d prefer a choice in the matter as a Mom (and the woman who pays the tuition). While I understand it would be difficult for the professors to record their classes, I think the option to either be online or on campus is warranted. The online classes over the last few months went really well for my kids and I don’t want my kids back on campus. But it seems I don’t have any say in the matter which is frustrating to me.
Do you know what’s going on with your kids’ schools?
Are they going back?
Have you decided anything?
Has the school let you know yet?
How do you feel about it?
Let me know!