How Are You and Your Kids Doing With The Quarantine?

Have you ever wondered what your kids will say about their experience through this quarantine?  What will be their story?  How will you as a parent fit into it?  Do you ever think about it?

Because at some point, life will resume and probably ease into some form of the fast-pace we were at before all this Coronavirus hit.  It may still take time, but I am not looking forward to that frenetic pace.  So while my college kids have been home, I’ve been enjoying it.

I want to ask my kids when it’s all over.  I mean, we’ve already had conversations about it and how they’re feeling throughout the experience.  I’ve experienced first-hand the frustration of being a mom of kids who want to go out and see their friends and girlfriends and been told ‘no’ by me because it’s not safe.  As you may recall it didn’t go well, but we worked through it.

I always like to find the silver lining.  For me, it’s been that we’ve worked through a lot together.  Because there’s no place to go really since we’re at home so it’s either work through the feelings or be uncomfortable together.  I’ve had enough of walking on eggshells in my life, so I am one who likes to talk it out.  And so far, it’s worked for us.  Bumpy at times, but it’s worked for us.

How about you?  How’s it going in your home?  How are you and your kids doing?  How are your relationships?  Are they withering or blossoming?  I hope my post finds you in a good place.  I’m thinking of you.

 

 

 

 

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19 Responses to How Are You and Your Kids Doing With The Quarantine?

  1. LA says:

    For the most part my family is fine. We have food and funds and things to keep us occupied. But that’s not life. It’s breathing and going through the motions. And I’m looking out my window and I don’t like what I see.

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  2. Our kids are all older so they themselves are in the thick of this. They are coping well with changes at their workplaces, and so far we are all healthy. Mister and I haven’t experienced battling youth who don’t really understand the circumstances, that must be hard on a parent.

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  3. scr4pl80 says:

    We have two of our kids home with us. One is a teacher so she’s working from home. The other works a split shift two or three days a week and I take him to work. Tensions run high sometimes but honestly I think that has more to do with other things than the pandemic. Our oldest daughter is suffering the most because she is in an apartment by herself an hour and a half away from us. When we found out the shelter-in-place was going to be extended for another month, her sister and I went to spend a day with her. That helped her mood immensely.

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    • janieleeds says:

      It sounds like you’re all doing the best you can under the circumstances which is awesome Janet! I’m glad you were able to go visit your other daughter as I am sure that meant so much to her (and to you!) Stay safe!

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  4. Right now I’m trying to move past the sadness of my daughter graduating from college this week–feeling sad for all that she is missing and what I had looked forward to for the past 4 years–and event that kept me going. We will celebrate at home as a family and online. I bought decorations and a lawn sign and will bake a cake. Her university has postponed the live event to some unknown date. A nice gesture, much appreciated but still…

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    • janieleeds says:

      I feel sad for those graduating as well, but I am happy that you can celebrate with your daughter now and again when there’s a live event. Congrats to your daughter! The class of 2020 won’t ever be forgotten…

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  5. Ainsobriety says:

    I hope my teens look back and see that we had a good time together, just the 3 of us. I hope they feel safe, secure and loved by me. I hope they realize that my many years of education and hard work have gotten a point in my career where working from home is possible.
    At 15 and 17 we are spending a lot of time together and I love every movement.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Your story is so similar to mine except mine are college-aged sons. I pray that mine will remember this time in the same way for I will. I will remember that we bonded through the crisis together.

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  6. It’s going ok. My 12yo girl is thrilled she has unlimited time to create all her artistic endeavors but my 15yo son is starting to get a bit bored. He loves that he can sleep in, but he misses his buddies and sports. He just started high school so it was tough to see him stop going just as he was settling into a new life.

    I am missing an empty house most…everyone is always here… 😳

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    • janieleeds says:

      Both my kids are home from college so I lost out on the empty nest syndrome. It’s good to have them home, but the cooking! GEEZ! Always hungry these two…but I do love having them with me. I would appreciate a little me time now and again, but such is life. My kids are getting antsy too to get out in the world again.

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