Words of Support During a Difficult Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

Words of Support During a Difficult Thanksgiving & Holiday Season

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Ladybug Child Care Center

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We normally like to keep our blogs pretty upbeat. But this month, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the difficult time many are having right now.

For numerous people, Thanksgiving is trimmed down or completely canceled this year. COVID cases are increasing drastically, which means that families will be forced to stay apart during the holiday season.

If this situation sounds familiar, we’re truly sorry if you’re struggling right now. It’s heartbreaking to miss family, especially around the holidays.

COVID has brought on more pain than health problems. It’s broken longstanding traditions and kept people apart from the ones they love.

But, we couldn’t end this blog without offering something positive. For all of our families at Ladybug (and anyone else who may be reading this), there are still ways to make this Thanksgiving special.

Making Thanksgiving (And The Holiday Season) Special During Quarantine

A friend of ours was telling us how he and his wife will be approaching their Thanksgiving at home. Normally, they’d be spending half the day at his parents’ house and the other half at her parents’ house and surrounded by a whole lot of extended family.

But this year, it’ll just be him, his wife, their two-year-old daughter, and their dog.

“If we can’t do things the regular way, then we’re going to do it our OWN way!”

Great! What does that mean?

“We’re going to wake up (probably too early, ‘cuz you know … toddler) and make breakfast sandwiches. Then, we’re going to watch the virtual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have no idea what a virtual parade is, but it’ll be fun to find out!

“For dinner, we’re not sure what we’re going to eat, but we’ll have our little bug help us make it! It’ll probably be a mess, which means she’ll love it even more.

Finally, we’ll have a pie from a little bakery near us. We may or may not eat the whole thing … Don’t judge us!”

No judgment here, buddy. It may not be “traditional”, but it sure sounds like a good time! Who knows? Maybe they’ll be creating a new tradition in the process.

Our point is this: Your little ones might not comprehend what’s going on in the world. The way you handle this tough situation could have a positive long-term impact on them.

It’s not about making elaborate plans, it’s about enjoying the moments the best you can. If you decide to make the most out of a small Thanksgiving at home, your children will store it in their hearts as a wonderful memory.

About Ladybug Child Care Center In Chaska, Shakopee & Waconia

Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions you can make during your child’s early years. It can be a challenging process filled with difficult questions and feelings.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, we understand how hard this decision can be — but we also know how rewarding the right childcare choice can be for both parents and their child.

Everything we do at Ladybug is designed with your child in mind, from our individualized and nurturing infant program to our caring and stimulating toddler and preschool curricula. We also offer programs for our school-aged children through our AdventureCentre

Ladybug is all about meeting the individual needs of your child. When we meet the individual needs of your little bug, we are meeting your needs as a parent.

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