If I am being completely honest, had you asked me two weeks ago what I thought about the Coronavirus I would have said it was all hype. The flu comes and goes every year so I wasn’t really taking this “strain” completely seriously. Fast forward to today and I have done a couple 1080.
I guess what really changed my mind was when I started hearing stories and rumors of whats going on with the US Military, stories from people in Italy, and how fast this flu can multiply. If you look at any chart and see how quickly this virus can multiply, that has to get your attention. They have been telling us for weeks that it’s not if this comes are way it’s when. We have never in our life time experienced anything like this. Which is why I decided to start a journal and document everything I experience, think and feel in the next few weeks and months.
The Coronavirus will be talked about for generations to come in all history books. What better way to teach future generations of children by leaving them a guaranteed “A+” on there history report by passing down a journal that documents it all. Including the panic over toilet paper. My future generations will be able to brag that their great great great grandmother wasn’t worried toilet paper shortage. When the rest of the world flocked to stores looking for a roll of toilet paper when this all started she didn’t bat an eye because she was an “Extreme Couponer”. She still had a stockpiled closet of vintage Marcal toilet paper that she got for free by using coupons back in 2009.
So for those of you that have been asking what on earth are you going to do to keep the kids busy while quarantined in the house for the next 3 or more weeks, grab some notebooks and have the kids start writing. These journals will be invaluable to future generations. Imagine how much more interesting history class would have been had you had actual journals from your very own ancestors documenting what was really happening and how they felt vs reading a boring text book that you didn’t have any type of connection with. Journaling is a great creative outlet to help kids and adults work thru their feelings and anxiety during the unsettling few weeks we have ahead of us. Why not document it all, you never know what classroom your journal will show up in years to come. Tell your story, someone will treasure it for years to come.
P.S. While you’re at it, teach your kids to coupon!