I feel like I am losing my mind. I am cooped up with three kids who are used to going to school and daycare. I can’t go to my job because of a virus of all things. When I got married I told my husband that I really didn’t want kids. He really wanted kids so we agreed we would send our kids to a daycare so that I could work at a job that I love. Now it’s all my job to take care of the kids for who knows how long. They are already restless and I don’t know what to do. How do I cope with this?
It sounds like you are used to working and organizing things. Why don’t you make a list of things for the kids to do? Let them help you. It could be interesting and fun to see what they come up with. Divide the day into sections and include one section where everybody goes to their room to nap or rest. You can have a section for schoolwork, TV, or outdoor play. If the kids are involved in the plan they won’t be so cranky when they don’t get their way. Make sure your husband spends his free time with them as well. Keep in touch with your friends and co-workers by phone or internet. You don’t have much choice but to bear with it. Good luck.