This pandemic crept up on all of us like a Monday sneaks up on a weekend.
We didn’t expect it. We weren’t trained for this, and most of us are overwhelmed by the number of hats we are forced to suddenly wear.
What is interesting to me, is how we are all reacting to these life changes.
So, which quarantine mom are you?
“Betty” bought canned goods, thermal blankets, and fire starters the minute she heard the word pandemic.
She hasn’t stepped foot outside of her house since the quarantine started. When groceries are delivered she follows strict protocol to quarantine her packages, wipe them down, then bathe in lysol.
When she sees others not following the CDC guidelines, which she memorized, she debates reporting them to the authorities.
“Terry” has to admit that she is enjoying this special time to be with her family. She started playing card games with her family each night, and thinks her family needed a life slow-down.
She has been spending her extra time exercising, setting long-term goals, and bettering herself.
“Hannah” has good days and bad days.
Her good days are sponsored by wine, and well, so are her bad days. She feels like she can’t keep up with school work, home duties, and her job.
She misses social interaction, and will be a little unsteady until this is all over.
“Olivia” is done with this quarantine. She thinks it is an overreaction, and she is vocal that it is time to get back to normal.
She stopped social-distancing, and gets angry anytime anyone refers to this as the “new normal”.
Regardless of which mom you relate more to, we are all in this together.
For more resources check out these posts:
- To the Mom Who Feels Victimized by Covid
- How to Celebrate During Quarantine
- The Pursuit of a “New Normal”
- 5 Sanity Saving Ways to Adjust Your Parenting During Quarantine
- How to Talk to Kids About Scary World Events
- How to Work-from-home With Kids
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