How are you doing? I’m feeling pretty anxious today. Hubby came home with a sore throat yesterday and sadly we live in a world where that is cause for alarm. He’s not experiencing any other symptoms, but just to be safe he is working from home. Recently cases for Corona have spiked in our area and our governor is now recommending masking up with the five or less people we see a week indoors and outdoors.
The other day feeling the need to follow these regulations, I felt a bit of anxiety and stress at the awkward conversations I’m going to have to have with others including my babysitter and moms who will come to playdates. I’m glad I talked to my friend Amber because she gave the best advice!
Here’s what she said-
Don’t think of it like they are wrong and you are right or they are right and you are wrong. This isn’t a morality issue. You just have to think about what you are comfortable with and share that with others. They may or may not be comfortable with the same thing, and they too will share that with you. It’s not a matter of right or wrong but making sure everyone is having their needs met in terms of what makes each family feel comfortable.
Isn’t this great advice?! We are all trying our best to navigate what a new normal looks like for each of our families as we approach colder, darker, and shorter days as well as months of cold and flu season on top of dealing with this global pandemic. Separating morality from the picture makes me feel better about setting our boundaries for our family. I think it’s because it makes me feel uncomfortable telling others what our comfort level is for fear that they will think that we think their way is “wrong” and our way is “right.” The point is there is no wrong and right right now. It really is just a matter of accommodating what families are comfortable with.
What do you think? I hope you are adjusting to your new normal and are staying cozy and safe.
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