Week 1 - Monday late afternoon
by Michele L. Mueller on 03/23/20
Well...I'm grateful to report that after a time-out was had and picking up his bedroom, the kiddo came around and apologized. Even the hubby cleaned up his mess. Of course, this was AFTER I broke down into tears. But...the point is that all got better shortly after and calm and fun were restored.
Right now they are outside enjoying the fresh air and partly sunny skies and we are all smiling again. I'll tell you...there are moments when I my anxiety is at such a high level that I can feel it in my chest. That's when I just have to walk away calmly and let it out and just...breath. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make it to the basement today which is where I normally can have a short meltdown inconspicuously. ;)
This is real life. This is every day stress and the virus coverage and worries from it on top of THAT stress. I'll be glad when this whole ordeal is over and we can get back to life like it was before this. When I'm not expected to know what the skeletal bones are and which ones make blood cells and which ones are for protection, etc. Thank you Google.
Although we are running into a few potholes on this new path our family is on....we are at least forging ahead and doing our best not to break down on the side of the road. Yes, sometimes the engine stalls a bit but the point is...it always starts back up and we travel down the road together as a family and to be honest...I would have it no other way. I love my family and looking back will always cherish this hectic, crazy time when the world shut down and all we had were each other. Well...and electronics... (and a little Fireball now and again)