By Nika, age 9
April! Yes, it’s a month. To me, it is my best friend. Now you may be thinking, “How can a month be my best friend?” Well, let me first introduce you to how it all began. I moved to a different house when Covid-19 started and I was really lonely. I had no one to play with because of this darn lockdown rule. I couldn’t have any friends come over as this was another restriction. Wow, What a life for a kid? I was only 7. How do I enjoy life with all these restrictions? A lot of my friends couldn’t play with me because they were either sick or scared of catching Covid. I “face-timed” most of my friends daily. Yes, this helped but it wasn’t the true fix.
2 years later, I finally got a bird. I named her April which reminds me of spring and the beautiful grass and flowers that come out at this time. I wasn’t lonely anymore. I played with her every day. Slowly Covid started getting better and I got to see my friends again and even when I didn’t see them, I always had my best friend by my side. April made me very happy and hopeful.