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S02E11: The End of 2020


Col gives a poetic farewell to the year 2020.

The End of two thousand and twenty, a poem by accidental parenting. TWAS the end of two thousand and twenty and whether you can believe it or not, it's only been twelve months since the whole world went to pot. I know many of you are stressed in these busiest of times, but please sit back and relax as we share some year in review. Rhymes. Two Thousand and twenty has been rough, even horrible. For some, this year has been enough to make your soul feel numb. This poem is not meant to seem too lighthearted, rather to help us remember the events since the year was started. We'll keep this even sided to the best of our ability. Some events were controversial. Let's treat them with civility. Jumping back to the beginning of this yearly iteration. Oh how we were so hopeful in our roaring twenties celebration. We were so naive at the time of all that was in store.

If we'd known how strange the year would be, we'd have held to two thousand and nineteen a little more. And to think it was two thousand and twenty when Australia was in flames. And did you know in July, we should have had Olympic Games. COVID nineteen turned out to be deadly flew, but more severe forced us to distance and stay home. It feels like a bad episode of Black Mirror. The word of the year is quarantine. Many are living and isolation. And if that weren't hard enough, let's take a look at what it did to education. Since March, the kids have stayed home, with parents trying to keep them busy. Virtual schooling became the norm and our homes are in a tizzy. There continue to be challenges with keeping kids from getting bored, and many parents realized that teachers deserve a better reward. Vacations were mostly canceled. No getaways or fancy resorts, and the kids spend hours of zoning out, at least based on my weekly screen time...

...reports. And the people who still have jobs are remote. Now no commute. They spend most of their day on zoom meetings and often forget to mute. workstations took over dining rooms or in the corner of a bedroom. No one cares, but if you go on camera, remember to brush your hairs. It's been a year of uncertainty, full of sickness, death, and sorrow. It proved how humans are resilient and will always hope for a better tomorrow. So we've talked about the Rona, a virus that travels in the air. Two Thousand and twenty also gave us murder Hornets. For yet another scare. There was a first and entertainment for recognizing best film outright with a foreign director, cast and crew, the two thousand and nineteen thriller parasite. But with movie theaters shut down, life suddenly got less fun. Thank goodness for Disney plus and the award winning Hamilton. Musicians didn't tour, but new...

...songs. They didn't cease. Two Thousand Twenty gave more time for them to create and then release. The economy collapsed and rebounded in between, and now we have more hope, since we're rolling out a vaccine. We lost many cultural icons. I'll call some of them by name. Chadwick bowsman of Black Panther, Kobe Bryant of NBA fame, Eddie Van Halen, the guitarist, Regis Philbin of TV, and another hero that we lost, the notorious our B G Jerry Stiller, little Richard Kenny Rogers. Some say they rest in heaven and the tragic loss of Alex Trebeck and Sean Connery, Who Played Double O. Seven Twenty twenty brought us conflict when more lives were destroyed and protests were taken to the streets for Brianna Taylor and George Floyd. In July, we saw comet neowise. It was a beauty and sure did show it. Some feared this would bring the end to the modern world as we know it. Across the pond in England, rumors seemed to hit the fan when Prince...

Harry and his wife Megan walked away from the royal clan. In Two thousand and twenty, trump was acquitted of impeachment charges that were made, though he claimed throughout the investigation the entire process was a charade. In November, the US people held a vote. This event had the effect of choosing a new leader, Joe Biden president elect. This election was historic one that many will forever cherish. Biden's pick for VP is a woman, Kamala Harris. Now it's time for me to close with a wish for a positive year ahead. May All your endeavors be successful. Love, kindness and equality. Let us spread let's give the year the boot as we put to k twenty to an end. Go Online and leave it a review. One Star would not recommend. We've made it through a bizarre time and look forward to having more fun as things go back to normal in the year two thousand and twenty one.

We appreciate every listener and that you aren't to judgmental. Have a happy new year from us at the podcast of parenting, accidental.

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