This pandemic has been hard on everyone, and the longer it goes on, the harder the decisions have become.
The mom of the child starting kindergarten. She decided to send her child because she needs to work during the day and won’t have time to homeschool. Now she not only has to worry about covid, she feels terrible because her daughter’s so nervous to start a new school with new kids, and she can’t even walk her into the building. And yes, you may disagree with her decision, but she feels overwhelmed by everything, and she deserves your empathy.
The mom that decided to homeschool and now has to homeschool on top of cleaning, cooking, and any other job she takes on, etc. And she doesn't have time to get anything for herself done. And yes, you may disagree with her decision, but she feels overwhelmed by everything, and she deserves your empathy.
The mother who’s struggling with depression and anxiety, so she decided to send her kids to school. She feels guilty because she doesn't work, but her mental health's struggling, so it was the best decision for her family. And yes, you may disagree with her decision, but she feels overwhelmed by everything, and she deserves your empathy.
So, us mothers need to come together in the hard.
Because none of us are having an easy time right now.
We must push judgment aside,
and place empathy at the forefront.
There’s a lot of fear and uncertainty—
and we’re all doing our best to survive.
And there’s really no winning with any decision in the year of coronavirus.
You don’t know the reason behind someone’s decision and the hard they’re going through, so don’t say anything at all.
Because we’re all going through something—
now, more than ever,
and deserve each other’s empathy.