Q&A: Abigail Burton (10)


Abigail Burton (10) poses for a picture to commemorate her 16th birthday. Although it was remarkably different than years past, Burton still found plenty of ways to celebrate while in quarantine.

Alayna Wilkening, Print Staff

Q: How did you feel about having a birthday in quarantine?

A: “I was upset that my birthday happened to be during quarantine because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to see any of my friends and that I wasn’t going to be able to have a party, at least not anytime soon.”


Q: What was different about this year compared to other years?

A: “I was basically locked in my house all day and I wasn’t able to see any of my friends like usual because my birthday usually falls on a school day.  But some people came and visited and dropped off different things like Starbucks and an ice cream cake for me so that was nice.”


Q: Did you do anything special with your family to celebrate?

A: “The two things that I did with my family were that my dad brought me home Chick-fil-A and he made me grilled potatoes for dinner (one of my favorite things he cooks) and my mom bought me a big sign that went in our front yard and it said ‘Happy Sweet 16 Abby.’”


Q: Did you have to cancel any plans due to Covid-19?  If so, what?

A: “Not really, because we never planned a party or anything because we knew that it was probably going to be canceled.”


Q: Are you planning on doing anything to celebrate after the stay-at-home order is lifted?

A: “Yes, I plan on having a party with my friends and also my family party.”


Q: What was your favorite part of your birthday this year?

A: “My favorite parts were seeing some of my friends and them dropping off stuff and I also enjoyed taking pictures with my mom for my Instagram post.”


Q: What would you recommend to people who also have a birthday during quarantine?

A: “I would recommend to just have fun with it.  Obviously, it’s not going to be the same as every other year but [you can still] order your favorite food, take pictures, facetime friends, etc.  Try to make the best out of the situation given.”