Post # 1
– Is this your normal situation? (for example, have you moved back in with parents or vice versa?)
– Are you happy with the size of your household, or wish there were more/less of you?
– Have you learned something new about each other? (for better or for worse)
– How have you and your housemates made the best of things? (new routines, etc.)
– Any additional furry family members?
Post # 2
It’s just my husband and I. I do wish my son were home. He’s in the army and was just home for a month in January coming back from being in Egypt for a year. Since he cant be here, I am at least thanking God that he’s stationed in Colorado instead of over seas.
Post # 3
My husband and I are social distancing, only going to the grocery store, and he goes in to work every other day to check the facilities (though shut down). We also have a long time family friend as a roommate, he’s 63 but generally in decent health. He’s only going in to work twice a week to make sure nobody else shows up, but is generally isolating himself too.
So far, we all have chalked up our days to ‘looking forward to the next meal.’ Lots of home cooking and wine being consumed. Last night we played dominos, and tonight will be a puzzle. That’s about as exciting as it gets here. My husband is working out twice a day, and I’m reading a lot and trying to work on my love for running. It’s a love-hate, emphasis on the hate, relationship.
Post # 4
I’m very happy for you that your son is in the U.S. I can’t imagine what it must be like for those who are deployed and their familites.
We have a pretty good puzzle going and everyone stops what they’re doing for game time in the eveinings. Making the best of time together – we often don’t see each other nearly enough, so there is the silver lining in all of this.
Post # 5
It’s two of us (plus two pets), my husband and I. I can’t say that I wish there were more of us…we live in a really small house, so adding a kid (or parents) to the mix would be rough.
Fortunately, we’re introverts, so not a whole lot has changed. We are cooking a lot, going for runs/walks at least once a day, and trying to indulge in some reading/TV for fun.
Post # 6
It’s myself, my boyfriend, our 2 year daughter and a chihuahua. My mom and grandma have been staying with us on and off this past week– the grocery stores near them were out of everything but near me it’s been better and I wanted to make sure they were ok. We have a 4 bedroom, 3 bath and 2 living rooms so it’s actually been really nice to have a full house and have them utilize the space– and to cook with my grandma! They’re going home on Tuesday.
Post # 7
Just myself, DH and our toddler. DH and I are both working from home so it’s difficult to get our work done and keep DS occupied at the same time. He also doesn’t nap so we don’t get a break in the afternoon.
Honestly we were all at each other’s throats on Friday but this weekend has been better. Not looking forward going back to the work week though.
Post # 8
Here it is my husband and I and our two dogs. We have a lot of space and I am grateful for that, as well as grateful for the dogs. They are a constant source of joy and distraction and I would be going crazy without them.
I imagine if this had happened back when I had a roommate or lived alone and it would have been so much more difficult.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2020 - Concord, Ontario
I’m isolating with my parents and grandparents
Post # 10
I agree – isn’t it nice that our dogs are oblivious to all of this? Helps escape from it all.
Post # 11
Me, my husband, my 16 YO son, and 19 YO daughter. She moved back in over the holidays after moving out briefly. I am so so thankful that she is at home through all of this. Especially because she just got laid off and now she doesn’t have to worry about where she is going to stay or anything like that.
Post # 12
It’s just me, my husband and our two cats. I wish my parents were back home. We don’t live with them but they’re close by. Unfortunately, they made their yearly winter trek down to Florida before this went down and will probably be stuck there for the forseeable future. My husband and i get outside for a hike when we can and I’m using this time to meet some fitness and other goals. This is really difficult for me though. I’m a social extrovert and i miss face to face interaction with people.
Post # 13
I know! I think I would be losing my mind if he were still in Egypt or some other foreign country. He’s been in the service for 11 years and has been overseas for 6 of them. Just as a general rule, I am a much happier mama when my child is on the same continent, but especially now. My heart really goes out to all the heros and their families who are separated with all this going on.
Post # 14
Just me, my husband, and our two dogs. We are naturally introverts, so we don’t mind it just being us.
Post # 15
There are five of us.my oldest son is normally on his college campus, but he’s home due to the virus. My other two children are in high school. Dh normally travels for work, but he’s working from home right now because his company has canceled all trips.