• Kizzy Staten Gray

Tailgating Moms in Quarantine

Updated: Apr 3



Anyone else feel the need to escape the four walls due to cabin fever? Or still desire girl time?


Well, it was officially the date of our “Mom’s Night Out” that was previously scheduled earlier in the year and we longed to still have it amid the mandatory quarantine. So what were we girls to do?


THROW A TAILGATE PARTY OF COURSE!





That is in fact what we did. While remaining in compliance to the laws of the land, there were less than 10 of us present. We met at a designated public parking lot using #socialdistancing best practices

The rules of engagement were to BYOC…bring your own chair, chocolate, cheer, cookies and/or cake.


Some brought chairs, mats, blankets etc. Hand sanitizer and bleach wipes were also available on deck.


I bought a cold bottle of Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider with disposable stem glasses and cookies for everyone. Additionally, I turned on some light jazz from my Bluetooth Bose speaker as a backdrop to delightful conversation because this ole’ girl knows how to set the mood.





We laughed and talked for hours, that is… until the store employee so kindly interrupted our circle to inform us that it’s about to be in a complete blackout! (Once the store closes the parking lot lights automatically shut down a few minutes after closing.)


Whew! We were so glad the worker was thoughtful enough to take the time to forewarn us.

Otherwise we would’ve been caught off guard and wondering what the Corona was happening now!?! LOL.


I drove off into to the starry night sky with a smile on my face and a warm feeling of social fulfillment from face to face energy and love among home-school mom’s while doing my duty to keep mankind safe.





So what does “social distancing” really mean anyway?


Social distancing is a term applied to certain actions that are taken by Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. People should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others and stay out of crowded places. This is in effort to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease.


COVID 19 is a very serious matter and not taken lightly. I’ve been praying for those who have acquired the virus and for the loved ones of those who lost the battle to it.


In light of all of the heaviness seen on news outlets and on social media there is a lot of good happening as the world pulls together through this pandemic.


Even in a crisis we can find a silver lining and healthy balance that's safe for all.


What creative things are you doing in this #quarantine?


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