By Akshatha, Age 7
I was all set to meet my daddy after 1 long year. My daddy was working abroad. Mummy and I planned to join him a year later. But nothing went as planned. We were stuck in our country due to lockdown and our flights were cancelled. My routine stuck between Microsoft team classes and video calling my daddy. I always hear Mummy talking about flight schedules and plans to relocate. I was all busy with my online classes and homework. I missed playing with my friends. We were not allowed to step out of the house due to the pandemic and I was super bored.
One fine day, Mummy told me to pack my toys and told me we are leaving in a few days to meet my daddy. I was all excited! I was eagerly waiting to meet my dad and wishing the flight should depart as planned. Eventually, the day came and our flight took off. I have travelled on flights before but this trip was too different as we were all in PPE suits, masks and vizor. I saw my mummy being too protective with sanitizers.
The flight landed and post all covid tests and 14 days quarantine, I finally hugged my daddy after waiting for 18 long months.
This is one of my stories during the pandemic. I hope the pandemic ends soon and we travel and explore more.