Solo mom, 4 teens, and COVID-19… God help us!

Is anyone else tired out there?

Trying to work, stay informed, run my house and help my teens be productive and not be couch potatoes during this pandemic has literally been exhausting.  But hey, I wouldn’t have begun all of these home improvement projects if this hadn’t happened. (Never mind that currently my home looks like a disaster zone and I wonder if it will ever all get done.)

Now, it’s looking like staying at home is going to start easing up a bit. Am I happy about that? Yes! …And no. Anyone else have disagreements on what is the best way to go here? Science, livelihoods and politics aside, are any other parents out there scattered with their emotions?

Who wants their kids out of their hair and at the same time has enjoyed having them around more?

Who loves the little tidbits of conversation you’re beginning to have with your teens, but could say adios to the snarky comments and swear words you didn’t know they were so comfortable saying?

Who is so happy to see them helping around the house a little more, but is so tired of picking up all the messes they leave in their wake – because they can always find things, but can never remember where they go when it’s time to put them away?

Who is so thankful that their kids have all been in their own beds at night but also knows that when restrictions are lifted, here come the broken rules, curfew fights, and lost sleep again? God help us.

I love freedom, I am excited to see livelihoods beginning to be repaired, and I worry about the increase in cases and/or deaths. I miss talking with more adults and seeing my grandkids, but will miss my kids.

I guess the only thing to do is surrender and have faith and love each other for whatever side of the fence they are on with the lifting of restrictions. 

I love you all.

4 thoughts on “Solo mom, 4 teens, and COVID-19… God help us!”

  1. Wow, thank you for this! It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one feeling emotional whiplash.

  2. This very provocative and I’m sure many will totally relate to it–as I would have about twenty-five years ago. Mom

  3. Lynnette, you are an inspiration to me and such a great and real Mom! You make everyone feel comfortable and loved for who they are no matter where they are. I love you. Thanks for always following your heart and wherever God leads you. ❤️???

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