How are we doing? Anyone else have PTSD from a trip to Target this morning? While the masses fought over the remaining rolls of toilet paper and paper towels (spoiler alert~ shelves are empty), I bought a volleyball net. And a bocce ball set. And two soccer goals. Because the reality is, we need to keep our little guys and gals calm.
Is this scary? Yes. Are we entering a time of complete paranoia when if someone so much as coughs two aisles over, we run? Yes. Are we quite possibly taking things to the absolute extreme right now? I think so.
I’m not making light of our current situation in any way. I worry about my mom and my own daughter, who has a compromised immune system from months of prednisone treatments for a cough that just won’t disappear. But y’all, we’ve got to take a break from the media hysteria and distract ourselves so that we don’t find ourselves living in complete and utter fear.
Spring break plans for many have been thrown out the window. So how are we going to make the best of this situation~ one with no real end in sight, when our children still demand regular meals (so rude), entertainment, structure, and bedtimes?
Here’s our plan:
This is a lot for us to handle. But we’re all in it together. We need an extra dose of humor and grace and patience to help propel us through the next few weeks. We’re going to be ok. And we’re going to have cleaner houses, freezers full of waffles, and 17 years worth of pasta to show for it. And ten years from now, I HOPE that we can look back on this time and think, “Remember when we bought 76 rolls of toilet paper and 82 cans of corn during Corona Break?? What were we thinking?”
Jen McDonald is a mother to three and wife to one. She lives in Houston, TX, and can be found washing her hands, coughing in her sleeve and napping from 1-2pm each day for the next two weeks. Follow Jen’s adventures at www.instagram.com/jenmcdhome
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