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Hmmm…it’s the little things for me – we’re rationing our paper towel and wipes, much more pedantic about washing hands, cringe when I hear anyone cough or sneeze and press lift buttons with our elbow.
How about you?


Posted anonymously, 23rd March 2020


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  • We’re practising social distancing. I’m going to work (for now while I have a job) but that’s it. Kids are home doing school work here which has been a challenge bit hopefully we’ll get into a bit if a routine with that. I miss being social and kids sport too but I think its the best thing for our family


  • Making me more stress about “tomorrow ” and all changes


  • Rationing the use of basic house hold items.
    And the biggest change… I’m very close to my parents, however we live in different states, only spectated by 30 minute drive but not knowing when I can see them Again is just heartbreaking


  • How terrible, Tessie, for the cancelled appointment. 500 km for nothing. Sigh.
    And Ellen, I hope your kids will be able to get the support they need even when schools will close.
    It’s a weird time indeed. A world like we have never seen before. :-(


  • I’m actually enjoying spending more time at home.


  • The thought to have my kids at home for months scares me. One of my kids has Down Syndrome and one of my kids has an Attachment Disorder with Kleptomania. Both of them are in need of weekly therapy and it looks that therapy may be going on hold. We have NDIS funding for both but it will be hard to get the home based support we need. One day at the time !


  • No socialising, only visiting the supermarkets alone for essentials, stocking up on snacks etc for the kids, keeping my distance from others, washing hands constantly, watching the news for updates. Trying to keep my kids lives as normal as possible.


  • I’ve had a specialist cancel my appointment (which I understand) after I’d travelled 500 kms for it. I also wash my hands more often. I also freak out if someone coughs or sneezes. Because of people panic buying I’m now running out of the essentials too


  • The same. Washing my hands a lot more, stressing a little bit going to the supermarket, being upset that the local library has closed and I don’t know when it will open again. :-) But we are used staying home, so beside that not a big deal.


  • Honestly my life hasn’t changed very much at all. I’ve always been a homebody and always been pedantic about hygiene. I like having my family at home more, and fortunately there are still good supplies at my local supermarkets. I guess I am a little more anxious when I shop and try and get in and out as fast as I can. I keep focusing on the positives and hope we will all get through this soon.


  • Wiping down surfaces, making sure people are self distancing, trying to buy disinfectant. The list goes on and on…


  • Can’t buy reduced meat- lucky to get any, can’t the burrito kits that are supposed to be on special this week, can’t go out to a nice restaurant to celebrate my new job, can’t see a movie :(


  • We wash our hands religiously, and anything coming inside the house gets a quick sanitize, that includes people lol. Shopping has been a horrible experience with mad shoppers, but it’s calming down now thankfully. I wear disposable gloves whilst shopping because of shopping trolleys, I do the same with the petrol pump. I remove the gloves before I get back in the car to save me sanitizing the car. I think the biggest plus tho is that it’s making us do more family activities together and more cooking from scratch. We’ve discovered a few new recipes we’re definitely keeping as regulars


  • I’m the same as you, I’m more pedantic about washing hands and cleaning surfaces. Even if we have mail and have checked the mail box, opened mail etc we wash our hands straight after. After all, the Postie could have Corona virus. Also being more frugal on how much loo paper we use etc.


  • I’m starting to stress about food being wasted, my anxiety is through the roof, I hated wasting in the past but accepted it from kids now it’s got me going crazy. That’s my biggest change


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