I never have a problem taking my son to his events, actually I enjoy it but that was before the pandemic.

I know things are open again and people are getting back to work, not to mention the weather is nice so more and more people are out. But there is still a pandemic going on and people are still getting sick and dying from COVID-19.

As a parent I have done everything possible to not contract the virus at the same time doing everything in my power so that my son doesn't catch the coronavirus. I don't feel I'm being paranoid, I feel I'm doing what a responsible parent should be doing.

I make my decisions based on science and common sense and I definitely don't let politics into my decision making when it comes to the safety of my son.

Yes, I wear a mask and gloves anytime I enter a business or my place of work and that is out of respect of others and for safety reasons for my son and I.

My son has a cub scout meeting this weekend which I was shocked to find out they were wanting to gather everyone together so soon. This meeting gives the scouts their patches and awards that they have earned throughout the year.

I don't think it will be more than 100 people but I just don't know. His mom says, oh just wear a mask and it will be alright. Yes masks help but it is much harder to get little kids to stay in one place and not want to play...c'mon, they're little kids, it's what they do.

I am not saying that other parents have not been as cautious as we have been, but just like the handful of people who in Florida went to a gathering with a dozen people, they all have COVID-19 now. It only takes one person to infect dozens of others.

I am still not sure my son and I will attend this event. Yes, I want him to get his awards and want him to see his cub scout buddies, but I would have rather waited a few months to really see how the reopening works out before getting my son in a small crowd again.

I think I'm going to have to call a head and do some more research on this event before I make a final decision. I hope they have a serious plan in place because things are not normal yet and won't be for a very long time.

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