2020, what a dumpster-fire-chaotic-mess of a year/decade/century it has been.
Its been a stressful time for everyone as we’ve tried to navigate our way through this global pandemic. If you have spent most of COVID wondering how long you are going to be able to keep it together for, you’re not alone, here are 100 thoughts Mums have during COVID.
Mums around the world are currently going through a range of emotions with COVID. Here are 100 thoughts mums have all had during this pandemic. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
I’m sure all the other mums are thinking the same thing. We can do this! Let’s just hope that our kids don’t turn into little monsters by the end of it. And that we don’t lose our minds in the process. It’s going to be great, right? We’ll bond with our kids, teach them new things and spend quality time together. What could possibly go wrong? Well, plenty of things, as it turns out.
That’s right, a printer. With schools closed and everyone working from home, you’re going to need a printer for all those school assignments and work documents. So, if you don’t have one already, add it to your shopping list! It’s one of the thoughts mums have this pandemic.
“Oh, wow.” What has my child been doing at school? Where did he learn that technique? Or, did Betsy start writing at the wall again? Better look for it! But, seriously. How in the world can they write so well?!
She’s been homeschooling for two weeks now and I’m really impressed with how well she’s doing. I’m also grateful that we have the technology to keep her connected to her friends and teachers. But there are moments when I worry about the long-term effects of this pandemic on our children. Will they be able to socially interact normally? Will they be able to get the education they need? Only time will tell, but for now, I’m just grateful that my family is healthy and safe.
Some of the thoughts mums have during COVID: “I wonder if I should homeschool my kids.” “I need a break from my kids.” “I’m so bored.” “I’m so proud of my kids.” “I miss my kids.” BUT, seriously – alcohol.
“Oh no, we’re out of gin!” As any mum knows, life can be stressful. And with the added worry of a global pandemic, it’s no wonder that mums everywhere are turning to gin for a little bit of relief. But, the GIN?! Top thoughts mums have this COVID-19 pandemic – alcohol and stress-free life.
Limes are an essential ingredient in gin and tonic and we would therefore have a never-ending supply of her favourite drink – GIN. Our thoughts mums have may consider the potential downsides of this plan, such as the fact that our young children might start climbing the tree in search of fruit. It’ll definitely resonate with any parent who has ever had a moment of pure exhaustion mixed with relief.
So, we might not have that lime tree. But, anyway – how about that English country-side vegetable garden we found on Pinterest? I mean, it’s better than a lime tree. And, why not? It’ll keep us busy indoors.
A couple of thoughts mums have when planning that perfect English garden – never mind (?). Seeds are expensive! What do we do? Let’s stock up on some fruits and see where we are going from there, huh?
Great. More pests. How do you keep them away? Disney made them look cute, but, in a word – NO.
Seriously, what are they? I haven’t seen them before.
All your hard work, all the time you’ve spent watering and nurturing your plants, and they’re just gone. And of course, it’s not like you can just go to the shops and buy more plants – you have to start from scratch with seeds. Which are surprisingly expensive when you need to buy a whole packet. And then you have to hope that you can actually get them to grow this time.
I mean, it’s easier. Right?
Yeah, forget it. It’s enough to make any mum want to give up on gardening altogether!
A couple of thoughts mums have this pandemic: I love working from home. I never have to commute, I can make my own hours, and I can wear whatever I want. It’s great.
There are, of course, a few downsides. For one thing, it can be lonely working by yourself all the time. And if you’re not careful, it’s easy to let your work life bleed into your personal life. These common thoughts mums have are killing me!
I don’t recall working on so many Excel files in my life!
Thoughts mums have when they see everyone online whining about having to go to work while everyone else is getting Jobkeeper: why are you complaining? You should be happy you still have a job! My husband lost his job in the pandemic and we’re struggling to make ends meet.
I would kill for the chance to go back to work, even if it means putting up with a few whiny co-workers. So next time you’re feeling sorry for yourself, think about all the people who would love to trade places with you. Trust me, we’re not all sitting at home eating bonbons and watching daytime TV.
We’re working our butts off just to keep our families afloat. So cut us some slack, OK? We’re doing the best we can.
They’re faking it, right?
GIRL, me too.
TL;DR: I can’t believe it’s still alive!
Thoughts Mums Have At Bunnings: I didn’t know they had so many different kinds of plants!
OH MY GOD, they’re all on sale! I wonder if my husband would notice if I bought one.. or two.. or ten..? Gosh, I need to get out more. Maybe I should buy a potting bench so I can have more plants. Ooh, or a greenhouse! Wouldn’t that be lovely?
I guess I’ll have to buy a few. Will my husband notice?
I’ll just buy a few succulents for now. Look how pretty they are! And they’re so easy to care for. Perfect.
Trust us, even a couple of thoughts mums have pre-pandemic will have us want to avoid the aisle. UGH.
Thoughts mums have: should we get a dog? “Aww, how cute! Look at that little guy! He’s so adorable! I wonder if he’s available for adoption… Oh, he is!
Puppies are just like small children – they’re curious, messy, and always learning. And just like with children, the best way to deal with them is with patience, love, and a sense of humour.
But then I would have to walk it and pick up its poop. And it would probably eat my shoes. And then I would have to house train it. Maybe we should just get a cat instead.
Is there something wrong with me?
I used to read all the time. What was the last book I read? Oh, yeah, that parenting book from 2006. I should really find a new book to read. Is it bad that I can’t even remember the last time I read a book?
You’re at home, trying to have a peaceful moment to yourself. But then you see a group of women on TV, sitting in a circle and discussing a book. They look so happy and content. Is that… a book club? Thoughts start rushing through your head: “Should I start a book club? Do I have time for a book club? What if I don’t like the book they’re reading? What if everyone else in the book club is smarter than me? What if I’m the only one who shows up?”
But, do I have to face-time them?
Thoughts mums have during the pandemic: I can finally get caught up on laundry. No more school drop-offs or activities mean less clutter in the house. Maybe I’ll actually have time to read a book! Now that everyone is home all the time, I can finally get the kitchen organized.
On second thought, maybe I’ll just order takeout…again. All these Zoom calls are starting to feel the same. So much for getting anything done today. I’m so bored. I miss my friends. I wonder if anyone else is feeling as isolated as I am? Surely this will all be over soon…right?
I mean, STAY AT HOME, MUM.
“Do I overthink much?” That is the better question.
But, sometimes, I’m FOMO-ing.
What am I going to do with it since I’ve got no plans.
Note to self: Buy pasta machines. I might regret it later, but, I’ll be much happier.
Or…a treadmill perhaps?
Is this even Australia?
Why do I have the sense that this won’t keep up?
If not for the occasional kids running around the house, the husband won’t change the channel, the laundry piling up, or the lack of gin in the house.
After all, who wouldn’t want to read about my amazing crafting escapades?
Or maybe I could start a YouTube channel! That would be even better because then people could actually see my crafting projects in action. They would be blown away by my skills, for sure. Right?
That’s one way to describe it! Messy is one word for it. You could say it’s a bit of a mess.
Thoughts mums have during COVID-19 are the Youtube vids our kids are watching.
“I have no idea.
They’re always changing, and I can never keep up.
But I do know one thing…
my kids love them.”
Should I start a Youtube channel for my kids? It’s a tough decision and pretty thoughts mums have. On one hand, they’re absolutely adorable and it would be an easy way to show off their cuteness to the world. On the other hand, do I really want the entire world to see how chaotic my life is?
I’m the mum!
What are the other thoughts mums have on me?
I mean, there are only so many ways you can arrange a cart.
Could he be getting lost? Maybe he’s simply taking his time picking out the perfect ingredients for tonight’s dinner.
OH, DEAR. Pass the gin.
I can’t even.
I can just hear her say, “Oh, you want a sourdough starter? No problem. I know just the place.” She’ll rattle off a long list of ingredients and directions before finally giving up and admitting she has no idea where to find one.
I mean, hell yeah!
Especially when I’m feeling a lil pizzaz!
They could go handy with the glitter for my pizzaz!
Is 3 days even possible?
I’m going to start a new account just for emergencies.
That way, when something unexpected comes up, I’ll be prepared.
Is everyone online at the same time?
Where’s the originality, amiright?
I feel like someone’s watching me.
They have my info!
Hello, new pet plant!
You know what, I think I’ll let it go. OHMYGOSH.
Is it because I’ve been watching too many murder documentaries on Netflix and reading too many novels about murder?
Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool. No doubt. No doubt. No doubt.
But I don’t know if it’s worth the effort. Do people even listen to podcasts anymore? I feel like I’m always the last to know about these things.
It’ll go pretty with our flamingo on the patio.
I can’t afford to be sick! Tell my family, I love them so much!
Trust me, only thoughts mums have over the pandemic is to have their daily dose of caffeine.
Yeah, didn’t know what I was thinking.
Where will I escape?
Thoughts mums have be like: is 14 days any good?
Will they even fit me?
No! Pandemic chonky. 🙁
Our thoughts mums have be like – dem cookies!
Hello, beautiful. Mwah!
Are mimosas even for breakfast?
I’ve lost my sense of time.
We have the international date line for just…one day.
I’m a mum. And mums have thoughts mums have on TikTok. I sometimes wonder if I’m too old for Tik Tok. I mean, most of the people on there seem to be in their teens or early twenties. But then I remember that a lot of people my age are on social media, so maybe I shouldn’t worry about it too much. Who knows, maybe I’ll even become a Tik Tok influencer one day!
And, my back.
It hurts when I move the mouse.
I’m pretty sure I can still keep my job, right?
Don’t say anything. That way, I’ll keep my job.
LOL for this one.
Hmm… nah, Not unless I send it over the GC.
Indult to friendship!
Well, my kid, my rules!
Right. What am I thinking?
PASS THE GIN!
Thought mums have be like – gin, right?
Have I asked before? I mean, I’m not the only one right? Thoughts mums have could be like this one.
All mums know that thoughts can sometimes just pop into your head uninvited. But during a pandemic, these thoughts mums have can be particularly unwelcome – and even a little bit unsettling. Here are just a few of the thoughts mums have been struggling with during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re like me, your head is spinning with all the COVID news. It seems like every day there’s a new development – and it’s hard to keep up! In the midst of all this chaos, I had a revelation: mums have been dealing with anxiety-inducing situations for centuries.
So I decided to document 100 thoughts mums have during COVID. From feeling overwhelmed to staying positive, read on for some solidarity during these crazy times.