Face masks have become the banner of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although they have slowly gone away, with the advent of returning to daily life, new Covid strains have returned. As adults, we have mastered communicating through our eyes and body language. However, for small children, they may miss the nuances of facial expression. Not seeing one’s face could actually scare small children as they don’t see smiles or frowns.
This story reflects a day in the life of a boy named Marcos who has become depressed from continuously wearing a mask. It made it difficult for him to get through his day. Hopefully, The Perfect Day will help him to quickly return to the life he once had. Only time will tell if this is possible for all children emotionally, socially, and academically. This author is betting that children are more resilient than we give them credit for. For Marcos, The Perfect Day is today!