Child's drawing of scultping at a desk, bird's eye view.

Stuck at home

Dear Sadie,

I chose your letter because so many children are stuck at home right now with their families for days and days and days on end. Mostly this can be fun, but I know that sometimes they just want to have their own quiet space or simply go outside and play with friends. And some families live in separate homes, so there are children who haven’t seen one of their parents or a grandparent for a very long time, like you.

I really like how you show your dad that you love him, by taking clay and making a sculpture that looks like him. For the rest of us, maybe we could draw someone in our family doing their favorite thing, or write a story about them, and then share what we made with them. I bet that the family member you picked will keep the drawing or the story forever, long past this pandemic that we’re waiting out.

Stay well,

Jessica