Hello parents who are feeling overwhelmed right now, I would like to share what I received today.
This is from my niece during her second week of shelter at home – she is a single parent to 2 teens and a tween who receives little child support, and is a full-time teacher with an additional part-time job. We were just checking in with one another, and she wrote "I'm actually loving this little blessing. After 5 months of running 6 days a week, a little home time with my family is not such a curse, we've been hiking, bike riding and playing outside…Just loving life as much as possible. Have 2 days of online school under our belts…"
I love the positive attitude, even though I know her life didn't work out quite as planned… (she is teaching remotely during this as well.)
I know it's hard to see the good in this situation, but if you get a few more precious minutes with your children in all of this, please seize them.