Parents Are Feeling Some Type of Way Right Now

Parents are feeling some type of way right now.

If we send our kids to school, we’re “selfish.”

If we keep them home, we’re “living in fear.”

We know our choice will not please everyone—

but we’re trying not to care,

and instead just focus on what’s best for our kid…

BUT we’re not even sure what that is,

because we’re just sooo conflicted.

We’ve been trying to enjoy this extra time with our kids,

but our newest thief of joy is uncertainty.

We’re offered strong opinions from others not even in our position.

And if we’re honest, we’re pretty much over it.

Some of us have already decided; for some it was decided for us,

and some, like me, are sitting right smack dab in the middle of indecision.

The reality is,

some families will be giving up an income and financial stability.

Some will go to work, whether by choice or mere necessity, and will still be judged harshly.

Some parents will try to balance full-time work from home and distance learning, which seems almost impossible to me.

Whitney Ballard
Whitney Ballard
I’m Whitney—a teen mom turned storyteller, writing about all things unplanned and unexpected. You can find me in small town Alabama with my hardworking railroad hubby and two wild boys.

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