We are still in this. The real truth is that we are going to be in this for a very long time. In my opinion that’s the hardest part. Are we doing this for 2 weeks? Three weeks? Four? More? I’m thinking more…and that’s hard. The good news for me is that I’m used to being home. There are many days where I don’t go anywhere except to and from the bus stop, but the difference here is that I am forced to stay home now. I think that is very suffocating. The fact that we have to stay home, and then add to that the fear that if we do go anywhere (the grocery store) we could be infecting everyone. No pressure though right? But enough of that. What I want to talk about here is the fact that we, as a family, have been doing so many things together. It’s nice. It’s fun, and I am going to choose to focus on that right now.
Yesterday started our remote learning. That means the teachers posted assigments on line and we as parents are to make sure the kids do it. Schools in session! That’s great and all but let’s face it. It’s not school. But we are doing it. We are doing what is necessary and nothing more. In the other time we are relaxing, getting fresh air, making cards for people, reading books, watching books being read by teachers and playing games. We are a big family game family, but we have started to take it to another level. It’s pretty great.
This past weekend we took so many walks, and hikes. We went to the beach for some calming breaths, and we went on a local hike. We smiled, we breathed and we laughed as a family. One thing I hope for is that my kids remember this part of our quarrantine. The part where we enjoyed eachother. I am lucky that we do family dinners together every night, but on top of that, with no extra curriculars we get to do alot more each night together.
We don’t turn on the news because we don’t feel a need. We know it’s bad. We know it’s going to get worse. Do I need to know more? Do my kids need to live in fear? No….I don’t think so. My goal is to keep a calm and loving environment in hopes that what they remember is a crazy couple weeks that kept them inside. A time where school was done at home and they saw their friends via facetime and messenger. You can call me an optimist but that’s my hope. Only time will tell.
So here we are! Hearing about the bad that is still coming, but hoping it doesn’t hit too close to home. We are already praying for a family member who has it (no we haven’t been in contact), but keeping our distance from everyone else but eachother. We will continue to do this, and figure the rest out as we go.