This week I wrote a post for Mommy Shorts about the increasing challenges and stress I’m feeling now that Brian is back working in an actual office, versus working from home.
It’s understandable that he finally had to go back in to work. Eventually, it seems, employers want to see their employees in person again. At least in places where the number of COVID cases are relatively stable (here in Massachusetts we’ve been doing reasonably well, which I attribute to a competent Governor and the fact that it’s not the Massachusetts way to get really angry and brandish a pistol if you’re told you need to wear a face mask at Walmart).
Just kidding. Sort of.
So, yes, it makes sense that Brian has to be back in the office now, but oh man is this a hit for me. I thought we were hanging on by a thread before. But now my thread is like a tiny little fraying thread and not even the hearty kind that you find in the knitting section of Michael’s.
Unrelated, but it makes me laugh how literally kids take expressions. “Hanging on by a thread” just made me think of this. For example, earlier today I told Thomas to run “quick like a bunny” because he had to pee, and instead of rushing to pee in a timely manner, he started hunting all over the yard for a rabbit.
But back to the pandemic and how we’re all screwed.
I’m absolutely hitting a wall of exhaustion, even though at the start of things I had a “Can Do!” attitude that comes with not fully understanding quite how long pandemics last.
It seems that pandemics kind of just hang out and make themselves at home. Ahem.
Anyway I’m super tired, and worried about the fall and how in the hell school is going to work. I also need to order some cuter face masks and learn how to be more expressive using just my eyes, so that I look less like a bandit and more like a friendly civilian at the grocery store.
If, like me, you’re running low on stamina and not sure how you’re going to manage this endless debacle, head on over to read my post on Mommy Shorts.
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