I’m up today on the very cool Mommy Shorts blog! I like to be over there, because that blog is big business you guys! Like way bigger than my blog. So when I get featured over there I change out of my everyday pajamas and switch into my fancier pajamas, which is basically the quarantine equivalent of being at the Oscars.
If you guys like the post and want to share it, well I wouldn’t say no to that. I would say thank you, you’re the best, and I hope that you have all the hand sanitizer you need to get you through this current hellscape.
Now, onto the post!
A Day in the Life of Social Distancing With Three Little Kids
Being socially isolated from friends and family is tough on everyone, but being isolated at home with three very young kids? That’s its own special situation.
Consider this. At this very moment, there are literally millions of parents stuck in confinement with children too young to reliably control their bowels. That depend on them for every basic need. Babies that can’t even get from one room to the other without being carried. These parents have no grandparents to help, no sitters, no village. Just mom and/or dad (you should feel very lucky if you have a partner in this!) running the whole show.
I speak from experience. I’m currently on lockdown with a 6-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old. The 6-year-old is at a reasonable age for a sustained quarantine. He knows how to get out the goldfish crackers, work the remote, and manage approximately 3/4 of his personal hygiene needs.
My other two children are useless as lockdown partners, and I say that in the nicest way possible. I birthed them, I love them and I know I’m contractually obligated to raise them, even during a quarantine. (Continue Reading)