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.