This week was tough for me.
I don’t have a color-coded homeschool schedule.
We have not perfected a routine for our days.
My patience ran short too often.
I was cranky and not always fun to be around.
My kids had too much screen time.
I’m a homebody.
I’m an introvert.
You can even say that I’m a bit shy and sometimes avoid interacting with other people on purpose.
I am for sure #TeamSociallyAwkward.
But, guys. This social isolation is killing me. Only a few days in, and I am missing the world around me.
There is something about not being allowed to have contact with others that makes me crave it even more.
I am scared.
I’m scared, but I’m thankful.
I am so thankful for the medical professionals who are out there on the frontlines fighting this virus. I am thankful for their strength and bravery. And, I am thankful for their family members who are fearful for their loved one, but who selflessly share them with those in need. We couldn’t do this without you.
I was doing really well for really long, but now I can feel my wall crumbling just a little.
It is disconcerting to see our world turned upside down with all the changes happening around us. Things we couldn’t imagine happening just a few days ago are now a reality. Quarantined towns, schools and colleges closed, sports seasons postponed or even cancelled.
This one goes out to all the parents who have to bribe their kids with Happy Meals to cooperate at medical specialist visits.
To all the parents who make and manage countless doctor appointments on a regular basis.
To all the parents who wear a brave face so that their child does not have to worry.
To all the parents who breathe a sigh of relief after a good report, when no one even knew they were holding their breath.