Day 3: Do you like the Chance cards in Monopoly?
Today was our new normal. Understanding that this is real. Real life and this is what has to be done if I want to have my family survive this. If you are having play dates, social gatherings, still going to restaurants, YOU NEED TO STOP. Stay home. Is it honestly worth chancing your life? Even to see a friend? I love my friends, and I’m the first one to host a play date or a sleep over, but we must do what is best/ necessary to get this virus under control. For America. The world. Crazy to think that this is even happening, but I don’t want to lose any one of my friends and family.
It’s NECESSARY!!! I want to be able to control what I can control. And so far, that’s staying put in one place. Where we are all healthy. And no one is being exposed to others.
Today, was my first day back at work. The kids’ first day of Spring Break. Slightly different but still some what normal. The kids are seeing friends get together… online. I’m seeing the same on social media. Friends going on vacations. Friends getting together. But for us…For our family, we have made the hard decision to stay self-isolated. It’s been really hard to say no to the kids. I know they want to do these things but we just can’t. Right now, my job is to keep them alive. Not be the ‘cool mom.’
I have seen the fear in their eyes when we we had to tell the kids that their sister, who was in the hospital, had diabetes. They had no fucking clue what that word meant. To them… it could have been a word that meant death in two weeks. But what I won’t forget is the fear in their eyes, the sobs of their voices, crying together because one of us was sick. I can only imagine what having to tell them a much more scary diagnosis than diabetes could be like. So I’m not taking the chance.
Today was a W.I.N. for us. We played monopoly. Went for a walk. Did work. Played. Ate dinner. Focusing on what’s important now. Family. Health. Our mental health. It’s been tough. It’s been exhausting. But this too shall pass ❤️ #stayhealthy #diaryofaquatantinedmama