So, I have officially circled the sun 48 times now.
Well, my 49th journey around the glorious daystar is off to a wild start.
As you all know from previous blogs I had a kidney transplant many years ago. This makes me have a weaker immune system. So obviously all the talk about the “China virus” is slightly freaking me the fuck out.
What is shocking is all this time I have spent with my wife and kids and not freaked the fuck out once.
I have been working from home side by side with my wife for over two weeks now. The kids have been home from school for two weeks now. Every fuckin day feels like a god damn Saturday. Seriously I don’t know what day of the week it is
The weekends are actually easier because the kids do many have school work and I don’t have to deal with my “amazing job”… But they do not get much easier.
My wife and I run this house like a well-oiled machine. I do the shopping and cooking and she manages the kid’s projects in the house.
So now I am extremely limited when it comes to going out. Mainly I can go hiking with the kids. Go scooting at the park. But now we can’t even do that. And why the fuck haven’t the cable companies given us free movie channels yet? I can’t go to the store. My wife went today and i gave her a Solid C -. She immediately called me a jackass. Well oiled Machine people.
The one good thing about this isolation is that I don’t have to meet people, talk to people, I can be my antisocial self and not feel guilty about it. Oh and THANK GOD I got satin pajamas. No need to get out of those suckers some days.
But how do you make it through weeks and maybe months of this. Is the divorce rate in the country going to skyrocket when this is over? Will there be a baby boom? They have closed the schools until at least late April as of now. My guess is they won’t reopen until September.
Here at the Strange householD wemanage to stay out of each other’s hair. My wife tries to make a schedule everyday for what the kids will be doing and what we will be doing for most of the working part of the day. But with work calls popping up on the calendar daily it is tough. I sometimes make up calls to get out of my duties. Hahahahaha. My mother in-law FaceTimes with my kids.
The kids have it good. I can’t imagine what my mother would have done if this happened when we were growing up. The kids watch Netflix about 3 hours a day. They watch the same shows. How the fuck are they not sick of them already. Plus they somehow end up watching it upside down, sideways and jumping up and down like I did when someone won a car on the fuckin price is right.
If you read my blog last month about everyone being sick. This is pretty much the same thing. The kids still scream from four rooms over about snacks. Plus after every 48 hours the house looks like we haven’t cleaned it in weeks. We do. And it’s not like we are having guests over anytime soon. Thank god.
Me. I’m the Felix Unger when it comes to shot like this. If you say one sign of having it is your fuckin toenails will grow faster I will start measuring my toenails every hour.
Now all the barbershops are closed around here. I was past due for a haircut and I’m starting to look like a Sasquatch.
So my advice to every out there is simple. Don’t take out your anger on loved ones. They were put on this earth the guide you through these troubling times. Take a deep breath people. We have a long long way to go.
Native New Yorker, now living in Connecticut. Husband, and father of two amazing boys. Kidney transplant recipient, and a big supporter of organ donation #donatelife. Mortgage banker, but not by choice. In my free time, I enjoy golf, reading (especially presidential biographies), and finding that hole in the wall restaurant that has great food.