Post # 76
I was one who asked, I would really like people to tell me.
On the surface :”omg you take your daughter to grandmas??? Wtf???”
Beneath the surface: we don’t even have a mask for my daughter because we take her no where. We go in the back yard or do a few laps around the block. When she does go somewhere, it’s to grandmas, and then she comes back home. She hasn’t seen my side of the family since March and everyone is local. She misses them, they miss her, I miss them. But we don’t see each other outside of video chat
If I’ve learned anything in my adult life, it’s that things run beneath the surface. Things are not black and white. Remembering that has helped me to stop rushing to judgement before giving the benefit of the doubt
Post # 79
Damn. Came to send my warm hugs to OP, and her baby and nanny…and I come across 6 pages of heated argument. WTH? Everyone has their opinions, YES. But is scolding another adult for something she didn’t have a lot of control over appropiate? NOOO.
(I can say with much confidence, im willing to bet the people on here constantly scolding and putting down others for not doing as much as them, or up to their standards, are probably not doing everything 100% either. Im actually willing to bet money on this. You go to the store with a new mask everytime, right? and new gloves everytime, right? and you take a shower and wash your clothes when you get home everytime, right? and if you have a spouse or yourself working outside of home, you dont see them AT ALL anytime, right? if all the above is correct, and then some, then by all means, have your belittling opinion. but damn, bees.)
I HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER SOON OP. Sincerely. 🙁 I can see how tremendously scary it is to hav e anew baby and be going through this. lots of hugs for you. be safe!!!!
Post # 80
EVERYBODY, please just do your part to stay safe. <3
Post # 81
This is such a tough time. COVID, rampant job losses, stay at home orders, etc. I am an essential hospital worker. My husband is “essential” according to our state guidelines but can WFH 95%. Makes one trip out a week to get mail from his office and deposit checks and do our grocery shopping. I go to work and come home. We have no childcare and it’s been sanity-threatening at times. Neither of us feels like our jobs are in immediate danger so it’s a luxury we have. Let’s not jump to judgement without walking a mile in others’ shoes.
OP, I hope you, your nanny, your nanny’s family all recover quickly and without complications.
Post # 82
so sorry you are going thru this!
In my state, childcare is considered essential business, so if you have to work, then you need childcare whether it be daycare that is open or nanny or other babysitter.
I actually tried to get my doctor to modify my work somewhat since I am pregnant and he said he can’t since I’m an “essential worker”. So yes I too need a nanny for my child and I don’t make any apologies for it.
Post # 83
As a Pre-K teacher I wanted to speak on the getting your four year old to do assignments. I am teaching my Prek class via zoom but outside of the zoom meetings while I will email my families ideas of fun things to do at home with their child I will never send out actual assignments and I think it’s crazy some prek teachers are honestly.
I feel like these teachers should realize these are 4 year olds we are talking about and obviously with 4 year olds parents have to be monitoring their child and sitting with them to help them complete the assignments. I even tell the families to not feel pressured to have their child attend the zoom classes if it’s too much for their child or their family. I offer one on one meetings with their child if the parents prefer that method of teaching or even if they want that mroe individualized attention for their child in addition to the zoom meetings.
Parents still have to WFH most of the time. It’s just unrealistic to expect that much in the case of 4 year olds. Any school your child is going to next year for Kindergarten will understand that we were in the middle of a pandemic and most schools start at the very basics. So honestly, don’t stress about the assignments your 4 year old has because as a prek teacher I’m here to tell you it’s ok.
Post # 84
thank you ❤️❤️❤️ Her teacher has been very understanding, I leave notes each day for the teacher in the app and let her know what was done. She also knows it’s been a struggle and she was reassuring as well.
I’m probably harder on myself than necessary
Post # 85
I’m the first to call out refusal to socially distance for fun and games like a bachelorette party or meeting friends. That’s just sheer stupidity. That’s because shelter at home rules are not being loosened because it’s the health conscious thing to do, it’s about dollars.
But no apologies are necessary for people who need childcare in order to work, older people who need care in their home etc. I don’t know why this is even up for discussion.
OP, take care of yourself and get well soon. I have a friend who has covid right now and her so called mild case has completely knocked her out of commission. It’s been awful. She keeps getting somewhat better then worse.
Even scarier is she has no idea where she got it. She had remained at home, a single family house, for weeks, only went shopping when she had to with gloves and mask, wipes down everything in her house and everything that comes in from the outside. She has school aged kids and a spouse who has to go to work, too. He tested negative.
This is nothing to take lightly, even if you have no pre-existing conditions.
Post # 86
OP please take care. Lots of fluids, etc.
And order a pulse oximeter..they’re cheap and you can check O2 Levels. It’s not as accurate as hospital ones but you can track it and if it drops a lot you call your doctor.
Post # 87
it’s a delayed reaction so we don’t know yet how prevalent it will be, but I know a pediatrician that has had 20 hospitalized cases in 10 days. That’s not exactly rare.
Post # 88
Has OP tested positive yet? Sucks to be feeling so terrible, but might just be a regular virus.
Post # 89
I wondered that also. I wonder if OP’s nanny tested positive, so she assumed she was positive too.
Post # 90
For you doubters out there, I tested positive. Not sure why I would go around saying I have covid when I don’t have it.