High five, folks. We just survived the scariest March Break of our entire life! (well, I hope anyway.) I see y’all working hard to keep those kiddos busy, active and meticulously following the social distancing guidelines. Aside from those who are hanging at the park with your friends… you’re real jerks. Is anyone else anticipating the news that school won’t be going back until September? Because frankly, that scares the living crap out of me. Not due to the fact that they’ll be home but because I haven’t totally figured out how to navigate this home schooling thing with 5 kids, while working and taking a few courses myself. I’ve always known that things don’t come easy and ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ but it’s like the Universe is throwing a dynamite curveball because I decided to pull my life together. Way to go, Alanna!
I’m at a point where I don’t really want to turn the news on in the morning or even check social media to see what other disaster humankind has gotten itself into. Every time I think we’re maxed out with this current hell, there’s another slew of crap and I’m just over it. Which is exactly why we aren’t leaving this house EVER until Covid-19 moves along. And please… make it fast. Things have escalated quickly and I actually did myself a favour today and didn’t turn on the TV or really check my social media. (we all know I flipped through my feed a few times, but I chose to not let it register.) It did me some good as I don’t feel this incoming sensation of doom at this current moment. I know this will all change when I see the numbers or the next headline…. let’s pray there is some silver lining in there.
I’m quite curious how this upcoming week is gonna go. I know the importance of scheduling, exercise, water and well-balanced meals… and to be fair, I have already accepted the fact that I’m going to drop the ball somewhere. There is just no way in hell that I can expect we are going to stick to a schedule every day– have you met my kids? You know that saying about having 500 million open tabs on your computer? That’s literally my household. I had to do some work today and get some music edits done for my studio… so I threw the kids in the basement, where they’ll typically play for at least an hour. I kid you not, the second I was about to make my first splice, it was instant “Muuuuuuuuuummmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!” followed by the MOST ridiculous banter I’ve heard yet. Moral of the story? Good luck to y’all who are working from home. Godspeed.
End of the day, it’s no joke or surprise that things hit me harder this week. As time progresses, more research is done and we are realizing how vulnerable certain clusters of humankind are. I really hope that we are all taking the world’s advice seriously and staying home. I can’t stress this enough. If you think you’re invincible, you simply are NOT and you need to get your ass back home and not leave until this goes away. Ya hear me? This is the Mother Hen speaking and I request you all to sit your ‘tushie down on the couch and binge something on Netflix. I again, am suggesting Schitt’s Creek. You’re welcome.