Corona Concerns

I am not an overly anxious person. I think I take things in stride. But in this day and age of constant news cycles and social media, all kinds of issues are being blown up and exaggerated. This 24/7 streaming about the Corona virus makes me nervous. I can’t put my finger on exactly what makes me nervous, but it is there. That pit in my stomach. I am not worried about my health or the health of my family. It’s all the uncertainty of not know what is going to happen. Will schools be closed? How long will they be closed? What does that mean for the end of the year?

What does it mean for April vacation? We made plans to travel to Florida and go to Disney. I am desperate for sun and warmth. Do we go? Do we stay home? What happens if we go? Will we be forced to self-quarantine?

I feel bad for all the kids who played winter sports. All the playoff games have been cancelled in our area. Our high school’s production of Cinderella have been cancelled. They are even suspending ticket sales for the Senior Prom in May.

Are these precautions too much? Are they not enough?

I just keep thinking that I can express my anxious feeling and my concerns. What about those littles we all teach? How are they feeling? It must be so overwhelming and scary to them. We must remember that right now.

Published by darlallama

I am a 4th grade teacher, wife, and mother!

4 thoughts on “Corona Concerns

  1. I am with you in these thoughts. Is it simply: Do we just wash our hands and not touch our faces? Or is it difficult: Like the article I read today that said we should all stay in our homes and self-quarantine. I think we can only take it day-by-day.

    So glad you have an outlet! I think the Littles will be watching us so if we are strong, they will be, too.

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  2. Well said, real and non-judgmental…love you for that. The thing about this for me today is that at some point, the grown ups have to be grown ups and help the kids to navigate through these same emotions of disappointment, confusion, fear (or lack thereof) for their own health, fear for others, and anger. It doesn’t help them for their parents to be just as out of control as the situation. It’s important to be understanding and a sounding board for them, but at the same time, isn’t it our job to not try to fix every problem they encounter? Do we really need to make the job of administrators and legislators even harder than it already is? The decision to suspend activities wasn’t mine to make, and I am thankful for that because I only have to think about my child. I didn’t cancel and wasn’t planning to cancel any of my family’s activities, but that is because I didn’t think they themselves would be in any danger and I would be able to help them manage if they needed to be quarantined, but isn’t that such a selfish decision? I’m glad there are others who have to think about more than just their own family and can make the tough call to try to ensure the health and well-being of others.

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  3. I think one of the most frustrating parts in all of this are the unanswered questions. What to do, what to do?

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  4. Well articulated. I think we’re all in a place of uncertainty and uncharted waters—but we’re all in this together, no matter where we are or what we do!

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