The coronavirus pandemic has upended day-to-day life for everyone, but perhaps one of the most vocal groups during this time of uncertainty is parents.
Thanks to school closures, “shelter in place” mandates and other social distancing measures, most families are staying home for the foreseeable future. For those with kids in the house, it’s been a bumpy ride.
We’ve rounded up 45 tweets from parents about the sometimes comical reality of hunkering down at home with kids ― from homeschool failures and remote work struggles to the desperate attempts to carve out some alone time. If you’re in this situation, just know you aren’t only one.
Our homeschool curriculum includes my lecture series entitled “Yes You Still Have to Brush Your Teeth Even Though We Aren’t Going Anywhere”
— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) March 18, 2020
Boss: I need you to-
[4 kids run by: one on fire, one naked, 2 in ski masks and capes]
Boss: Never mind
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 18, 2020
I finally have this homeschool schedule figured out:
8 a.m.: Breakfast and not sure what to do next.
9 a.m.: Print online worksheets I’m really not sure about.
Noon: Unstructured “boredom” time to stimulate creativity.
3 p.m.: Fresh air. Survive.
5 p.m.: Beer’O’Clock
— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets (@gfishandnuggets) March 18, 2020
I dont know what everyone is complaining about – this *homeschool thing is a breeze.
*kids all still sleeping
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) March 17, 2020
Hard to imagine how my kids were ever able to survive regular school days without 23 snacks.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) March 20, 2020
Check on your friends stuck in quarantine with kids that never stop talking.
We are NOT ok.
— MomTransparenting (@momtransparent1) March 22, 2020
My son chose a REALLY CONVENIENT TIME to decide that “All Star” by Smash Mouth is not only his favorite song, but the ONLY song he is willing to listen to.
— John Kinnear (@askdadblog) March 23, 2020
Live-streaming church is a lot like regular church, except that I don’t have to whisper when I threaten my kids.
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) March 23, 2020
Me: wanna hear a joke?
Me: knock knock : )
Me: knock knock.
Me: you’re supposed to say …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – Australia