That’s such a cheery, bouncy little song, isn’t it? And yet, when I heard it, I got real emotional and sad. Why? Because I missed the sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. OK, not really the other two, but definitely the sunshine.
I’m inside most of the time anyway, but Mary usually got me out several times a week. Then Covid-19 hit and we were told to stay inside, lest we become infected. Even if we did go out, it was usually to an appointment, like my checkup last week. Sure, Georgia was the last state to order us to stay in and the first to start reopening things, but most of our excursions have involved sitting in the car. Fresh air and sunlight are two of the best ways to kill the virus, and we weren’t getting enough.
I can’t help but think that all of the civil unrest we’re experiencing now was exacerbated by being locked in our homes all that time. Spending hours on end watching TV is no good for us, just like it was no good for us when we were 12. No wonder Mom threw us out of the house at 9 and told us not to come home until lunch, then after lunch we were told not to come home until dinner.
I’ve you’ve been coopee up in the house, now is a good time to go out and get some frsh air and sunshine. Restock that vitamin D.