Will COVID Ever End?
My family is driving me nuts. All they ever talk about is how Covid has ruined their lives, and they can’t take it anymore.
My Dad is upset because the golf trip was canceled. My mom is depressed because her cousin canceled the wedding reception and it’s too late to return the dress she bought for the occasion. My sister is hysterical because her school canceled the prom.
Don’t get me started on the ongoing arguments about wearing or not wearing a mask or going or not going to an inside event with fifty people.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
Before Covid, our family had the best times at dinner; we talked about our day, shared news of friends and family, and had a few laughs.
Will these times ever come back? Or should I also stop griping and grin and bear it?
Covid has undoubtedly taken an emotional toll on everyone. How can your family not be disappointed about missing out on all the things that brought them so much pleasure?
That said, it is annoying to be with people who constantly complain about situations out of their control.
I’m no fortune teller, but I do think things will eventually get better.
Will they be like they were before Covid? Probably not, but is anything ever like it was in the old days?
For the moment, I suggest your best course of action is to take the high road and grin and bear it. If you genuinely can’t take it, you might consider going to another room when the family has dinner or putting your paws over your ears when the complaining begins.
© 2022 Geneva Woodruff
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