Yesterday evening, after writing my blog post, I was met by a rather unfortunate event. I found my wife in the living room, a bit confused. She told me her test was positive. I hardly even registered that she had done a test. This happens sometimes when many things happen at the same time. You just don’t register.
I still wasn’t following entirely. Our daughter was sick, but the three other family members were healthy right?
We decided that I should do a test as well, despite testing negative a day earlier. We also tested the baby. Our son was negative yesterday morning…
I tested positive, but the stripe was faint, despite my attempt at properly swabbing my throat. The pattern was clear enough to see a second stripe though. Well that sucks. Next up, baby. Well she was sick, so she must have the coco as well. Her second stripe was thicker than both of ours combined. Our son was asleep already, but tested positive this morning.
Judging from the order of getting sick, my daughter brought it in, probably from the open day at the kindergarten on Thursday. Where she got it, it doesn’t even matter. What matters is that we’re all sick now. I thought I was alright this morning, but I’m not so sure now. Ibuprofen clouds my perception.
In any case, it sucks balls. I’ve been so goddamn careful. For two and a half years, I didn’t bring it in. I’m still masked everywhere, and don’t eat in indoor spaces. But I don’t mask in front of my one year-old at home. There are limits to what we can do. And to be frank, I just didn’t expect her to bring it in. I’m teaching hordes of maskless young adults. I expected me to bring it home. I did what I could to prevent that from happening. Well, technically, I still prevented that from happening.
Long story short. Kids are excellent viral transport vehicles. Be so kind as to protect them and wear a goddamn mask to public places. The new mantra will be ‘infected once is still better than infected twice’.
So this week, it’s gonna suck. Forgive me if the blog is gonna suck more than it already did. I’m not in the best of moods about this.