Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, and it will be the first time I have gone to a restaurant. My parents have been asking me to come over since we are all vaccinated. I was expecting a relaxed meal at the house. Now I’ve been told to show up at a specific time because we are eating out.
I haven’t been with random people in a year. I really don’t want to be with other random people. Why couldn’t we stay at the house and celebrate Mother’s Day? Why are my mom and step-dad trying to test the strength of the vaccine so soon? I work with little kids. The cases with children have been increasing in our town and surrounding area. I’ve had kids on quarantine during the last two weeks. Before I could even explain this, my step-dad made reservations. I’ve spent most of my Saturday with anxiety about this lunch date. There were other options. It’s not the first Mother’s Day we’ve had at home.