Work or Kids?

I’m home with my kids a lot, trying to work and keep them on a schedule that’s close to what they would do at school. It’s really hard to do work and pay attention to the kids and I find myself getting really short and unpleasant, yelling a lot. It’s hard to let go of what I want to accomplish at work but I can’t do both and the priority should be me being present with my kids.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: March 18, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community:
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Employment, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: They are trying to get by
  • How people were treated: People are treated the same
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Fear