Friday Finds

It’s August 2020 and we are in the midst of a pandemic. The question that has plagued us as a family and a community, lately, is whether or not we send our babies back to school. Do we send them to school for in-class instruction, or do we continue with distance learning? For our district, and family, it’s both. Our district has compiled a framework that looks like this: Week 1 – first half of the alphabet will report to school to meet teachers face-to-face, begin to build relationships, and learn the distance learning program/model. Week 2 – 2nd half of the alphabet will report to school. Then Week 3 – we all start distance learning together. I know it’s still not the ideal situation for most of our students, but…….pandemic. I do know that I am blessed to work for and have my children in a district that has and is continuing to work hard to protect our staff and families.

Part of protecting our staff and students is wearing masks while we are in the building. (This is not a debate on whether masks work or not and whether it’s an infringement on our freedom.) This is, however, where my Friday Finds comes in……..Face Masks. I simply want to share the ones I’ve purchased for myself and my kiddos. Keep in mind, the ones I’m going to share with you are not medical grade, but they are reusable, washable, breathable, and comfortable.

Anthropology

Let me start by saying, I still can’t get used to seeing face masks as part of the accessories category in some of my favorite stores/boutiques. (I’m just here for the earrings people.) That being said, I did purchase these from Anthropology and, well, I love them. They are lightweight, soft, breathable, easy to wash, and easy to wear for long hours if needed. And might I go as far as saying they are pretty adorable.

Old Navy
Old Navy
Old Navy

For the kiddos, I headed to our trusted Old Navy. I purchased each kid a set of 5, one for each day of the school week. These masks are 3-ply, reusable, washable, durable, and can even be disinfected at the end of each use.

I honestly don’t know how long we will be required to wear face masks when walking into stores or school buildings, but I do know one thing, when this is all over part of me wants to burn the masks and part of me wants to place them in a keepsake box with some other items (hand sanitizer, toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, etc.) to one day share this bit of history with my future grand babies. I’ll keep you guys posted on this decision.

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