The Covid-19 Quarantine
Covid-19. Coronavirus. Quarantine. Stay-at-home. Isolation. No school. Toilet paper shortage. Hand sanitizer shortage. Mandatory business closures. A dark strip. Layoffs. Limited support. Etc. Etc. Etc.
The past 4 weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions. March 18th changed the face of Las Vegas as we knew it. Lights on the world famous Strip went dark. Award-winning shows stopped. Concerts cancelled. Casinos locked their doors. We began to get a sense of what life would look like for at least the next 30 days.
The Covid Confinement
This ‘new for now’ way of life is unprecedented. It’s HARD, and it SUCKS! New parents feel isolated in a normal setting. Adding in the fears of a widespread pandemic, a country in fear, and the world as you know it shutting down around you. What can one do to get through the next 30 days of a stay-at-home order? Heck, how can one get through the next 48-hours?! Achieving this all without losing yourself completely.
To the new parents. The isolation is a period that you kind-of expected to experience. Being home with a newborn, limiting visitors while you rest, recover, and sync with your baby. You’ve heard that the early days are long and the nights are even longer. That the world will go on around you, while your world stands still. It’s still lonely as the heightened concerns of health are now added in. Call us, we want to support you through this time.
To the parents of many little’s. The isolation is a period where you don’t have your saving grace of playdates or preschool. The little voices and hands that cry out for solace and tug at you with concern. You are touched out, tired, and trying to make it to the next hour mentally and emotionally intact.
Call us, we want to support you through this time
To the parents of teens. The isolation is a period where you try to connect and reassure. The big emotions that your child is feeling are validated, and sometimes disrespectful. Finding that line of compassion and understanding, to building that boundary of parent vs. friend. Call us, we’ve got resources for you through this time.
There’s one word that we all need to remember and repeat during this Covid-19 Confinement, GRACE. Sprinkle it on everything and everyone. We all could use a little, and we all handle crises differently.