This unprecedented time of CoronaVirus/COVID-19 will change your mind about everything. It will define
And that’s all I’m going to say about that. I’m no doctor. I’m no scientist. I am not in the healthcare industry. I am *now* a stay-at-home parent because my county has put a Shelter-At-Home in place, and a shut-down to businesses that are non-essential. My studio spa, is non-essential. Though some clients may disagree (heh), the highly recommended physical or social distancing of at least 6 feet doesn’t bode well for a skin therapist or massage therapist – which is what I am. So my small business is closed. My daycare is closed and I’m home with 4 year old twins and an 18m old.
I am not stay-at-home parent material. I have friends posting their at-home school schedules for their kids. All schools are closed, kids are attending small sessions via google hangout and zoom, they have online work studies – I’m told. I don’t have any of that. I’m going off the toddler center/pre-k schedule of “the letters we are working on for March are BDR and the color green and the number 8 and the shape of hexagon” My “lesson” on that lasted about 30minutes yesterday. Good thing today is Saturday since I have no lesson planned beyond what we did yesterday. Which wasn’t a lesson – I mean are you following this? Some folks are able to work from home, not me and not my husband. We are not so lucky. We are looking at zero income for an undetermined amount of time. We are looking at a “stay-cation” with our children. Which more so translates a true test of sanity. I fear for us, I fear for the therapy my children will need because they had to be home with me hours on end. It’s just MORE money we don’t have, that we won’t have.
The solution some are offering to small businesses that had to close is debt. Gee thanks. “sorry you had to close for an undetermined amount of time, would you like to go into debt with a 3.75% rate?” We know this is a difficult time for you, we would like to offer a 0% interest rate for 3 months then to 5%. Gee – thanks. I DON’T NEED MORE DEBT ASSHOLES. I need stuff WAIVED. period. There’s even a “hey it’s illegal for your landlord to evict you during these hard times.” Thank you, I’m certain that money will still be due though, so I don’t know $2k for April, maybe not May, but come June perhaps a $6k rent will be issued to play catch up. I just…need…stuff…waived. Electricity emailed they wont turn the lights or heat off, but those bills will also just accumulate.
The stuff due will just pile up. Playing catchup will be awful.
This is all just awful.