First, awesome news! Cause we always start with awesome news? No, cause this roller coaster is SEQUENTIAL.
Yay, news from the daycare!
I’ll admit, I winced.
There have been SO MANY SHITTY EMAILS from so many places with updates around the coronavirus that I totally thought this was yet another negative email, but, since it was a super long newsletter, I slapped it into the translator, took a sip of super delicious English Breakfast tea and held my breath.
And then literally burst into tears.
Context is important – when all the daycares and schools and such shut down, those of us who have contracts with said daycares were required to keep paying even though our children weren’t going.
To cover the cost of daycare for crisis workers.
So they can do their jobs.
And today the daycares informed us that the government is going to pay back those parents who are paying but are keeping their kids at home.
Which means we can keep employing the emergency caregiver.
The Dutch Prime Minister… announced no more shaking hands. And then shook hands. And then laughed about it. And then touched the health worker. MORE. And then walked off screen with his ARM AROUND HIS NECK.