Just Leave Me Alone Already!

My family’s been somewhat on the extreme side when it comes to COVID-19.

I take full responsibility for this and so does my wife.

We happen to be in a position where we don’t really need to go out much, so we don’t.  We figure, why risk it?

Both my wife and I work from home.

My eldest son is learning remotely and my wife is teaching our four-year-old.

It’s not an ideal situation but it’s the choice we’ve made and we’re sticking with it until we all get vaccinated.

I say this not to judge anyone’s situation.  I say this simply to provide context.

When you’ve been “inside” with your family for what’s approaching a year, it can get a little hairy.

And that’s putting it extremely nicely.

While I think we’ve done an amazing job with each other, I’d be lying if at least once a day I didn’t have the thought “Leave me alone!” in my head.

It’s natural.  It’s completely OK.  And it’s also fine to actually ask for this alone time.

If there’s one thing I know it’s that when I fester with this it usually leads to a bigger blowup than if I bring it up earlier.

I just want to remind everyone that being alone is a good thing.

Being isolated is very different than being alone.  I don’t want to confuse the two.

But just remember kids, if you find yourself thinking “leave me alone!” more than you think you should, it’s totally OK.

That’s all I got.

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