I’m a bit of a loner and introvert so the social distancing wasn’t that big of deal until I realized I couldn’t give my mom (who suffers from respiratory problems) the usual hug and kiss when I visit her. I also don’t go inside of her home in stand in the yard while she sits on the porch in fear that I may be asymptomatic and infect her with COVID-19. Usually our house is the social gathering spot for all children on the block, because I have a 7-year old, basketball goal and trampoline. My son cried when we moved the basketball goal to the back yard and told him he cannot play with his friends due to the pandemic. He had a meltdown. he was also sad about not being able to go to school and see his classmates in person. He is the social butterfly (unlike his mom, dad, and brother LOL). On a much lighter note, I have never cleaned, cooked, baked, and read more than I have now. Also I have had time to connect more with God, my husband, and sons). I try to look on the bright side no matter what adversity I face. Mentally I have good and bad days but doing my best to practice self-care and thrive. Thank you for listening. Be well
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