Masked

Many lives have changed since COVID-19, and not for the positive - our family included. While I understand and respect that people are scared of COVID-19, and are demanding for anyone and everyone to wear masks at all times outside their home, I can’t help but ask what we parents are expected to do when a child has a legitimate medical condition that makes mask wearing a traumatic event?

Is he seriously walking around with a pacifier in his mouth?

Unfortunately, society only accepts pacifier usage up until age 1; after that, parents are expected to pitch-the-paci in the garbage, kids are expected to have a smooth transition to paci-free life, and everyone is supposed to live happily-ever-after from that moment forward... right?!