Summer is nearly here, I am trying to keep my little ones busy, and there is this Coronavirus that has put my husband at constant fear. I get daily phone calls/msgs from him, giving me an update on how many new cases have popped up in Riyadh alone. How many were fatalities, and reminding me that it's safer to stay home.
Problem is I can't be quarantined at home, it'll be the end of my perceived sanity. I will start talking to walls, and quite honestly ever since I have gotten my car and driver, this new freedom can\t be put to an end. I need to see people, my kids will need to get out once school is out, and with very little social life. So what I have done is I have met him half way. I don't go to crowded places in the evenings, and have completely stopped going to malls on weekends and evenings with the kids. I honestly love the malls in the Morning when it's empty and I can shop in peace and quiet. We each carry hand sanitizer, I have drilled them again to cough into their inner elbow area- not hands. We wash our hands often, stay healthy, take vitamins, and read our Quran daily. All I can keep thinking of is that I survived SARS in Toronto', I can handle a little coronowhatever. I'm not sure if I am being careless, but this genuinely does not really scare me from hiding indoors.
The million messages the MOH sends have become tedious where they are telling us countless times just how to wash our hands, to stop consuming camel meat, or the latest where it is safe to consume camel meat that has been cooked well (no kidding?!!). I'll just keep my faith in Allah, and if anything does happen to me, ya'll can all laugh at my foolishness ;)
Here are some additions to my already overflowing 'mommy' purse, Alcohol spray (I didn't even know alcohol in this form was allowed here!), Hand sanitizer, and Masks, lots of masks!
May 21, 2014