Pandemic birthday

By Sabrina, Age 10

I was in second grade at the time. The week before quarantine started me and my friends were confident that coronavirus would not take off, so we didn’t wear our masks by choice, and thought people who wore them were crazy. Turns out that the virus was taking off, and I didn’t know because I didn’t watch the news. I was looked at a lot by random kids because I wasn’t wearing a mask. We had no idea that this small virus that we thought would just be the common cold. I never thought it would be like this. The Pandemic officially started on March 16, 2020. My birthday is St. Patrick’s day, March 17. I had to postpone my birthday party for three weeks at first. Then it changed to 1 month. Then 6 months. Then a whole year. I ended up skipping a whole birthday, because of this pandemic.