OK, so I wouldn’t say that I’m handling it well exactly.
The truth is, I’m not handling anything well at all at this point, because after several weeks of sheltering in place (and more ahead still full of uncertainty), adding testosterone laden energy, smells, sights, and sounds to a house we have all barely left is an entirely new trauma for moms of boys. And we are used to some serious trauma!
Boys need to be engaged constantly
You see, boys are usually in constant motion, and that doesn’t end when they hit the teen and college years. Sure, they do plenty of sedentary things like play video games, but even that has become a loud and boisterous activity. (If you haven’t been woken up at 3 a.m. by a son screaming something illegible at his Call of Duty game, are you even a boy mom?)
So being stuck at home week after…