Thanksgiving in COVID times


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Thanksgiving! Just think of it! Relatives pouring through the doors, heaping piles of food, loads of family tradition! But this year’s different. Here’s an interview with Charlotter Charlie Moore and Charlotte pod teacher Sarah Attig on how all that might have to change due to COVID-19.

“All right, first question. How will you have to do Thanksgiving differently this year?” junior reporter Eloise Glasscoe asks.

“We’re going to try not to change anything so Thanksgiving will feel just like any other year, but we might have to change a few small things,” Charlie informs.

“I won’t be able to see my family this year, and I don’t think I’ll be cooking the traditional food for Thanksgiving this year,” was Sarah’s response.

“How do you think this will affect your family?” Eloise asks.

“I don’t think they’ll really be affected by it, since our Thanksgiving won’t be very different.” Charlie states.

“Well, my parents won’t have anyone over, so they won’t have the stress of cooking for so many people,” Sarah responds.

“What are some family traditions you’ll have to change due to COVID-19?” Eloise questions.

“We won’t have to change much, but we won’t be able to hug our grandparents,” Charlie says.

“I usually make cranberry sauce with my mom, but I can’t do that this year. I also usually spend the night at my parents’ house, but this year I’ll be staying home,” Sarah declares.

“Great, thank you!” Eloise concludes.

As you can see, COVID might change our traditions, and we’ll have to do things differently, but that won’t stop us from making Thanksgiving a time to give our thanks to all that we are lucky to have in our lives. COVID won’t stop us from spreading love this winter! Even if it’ll be over FaceTime, we can give our family and friends just as much experience as previous years this holiday season. We’ll find ways to work around the roadblocks COVID might bring and make Thanksgiving fun!