It is amazing how fast things can make a turn for the worse and start to panic you. The Coronavirus has officially freaked me out!
It started with an email saying the university I teach a class at was extending spring break and then turning face-to-face classes into online classes for at least two week.
Then I watched President Trump give his speech about the precautions the country was taking.
I went to bed, worrying what this all would mean.
I woke up and things were okay. But then I get a call saying to check my email from my daughters’ school district. They were making a lot of changes including not letting any visitors into the classrooms. Normally, this would not bother me. But Friday, I was supposed to read to my daughter’s classroom for her birthday. But not this year.
Then I read my school district was following suit. All unnecessary activities were being cancelled.
I watched the news, something I never do, so I could hear the governor speak and more precautions. No sporting events, no large gatherings, a whole lot of nothing.
I respect all of the precautions, I am a rule follower by nature. But it has started to really scare me. When Izzie came home talking about the “kimono virus” I have to be careful about what we say around the girls. I don’t want to scare them, but we have to make them aware.
Oh, and Izzie is such a problem solver. When I told her I couldn’t come read to her class, she told me I should just make a video of the me reading the book and send it to her teacher. And so I did!