I hope you all are doing well and keeping safe.
In this short blog, I am going to share my recent experience with you all.
My daughter was facing some allergy for a long time but due to the complete lockdown, we could not take her to the doctor, and as soon the unlock phase began, I decided not to delay it further and book an appointment for the doctor.
So before we could step out of the house, we arranged for a sanitiser, masks and gloves and since we were going by a two-wheeler we covered ourselves with a thin layer of cotton sheet (dupatta).
As we started from home my daughter panicked, she was holding me tightly and was being fearful, I realised the amount of fear this global pandemic has instilled in our children, she was scared that the disease and the police will catch us.
All the way she was scared of Policemen and Corona, for the first time I saw her being claustrophobic and she was about to throw up. While driving the two-wheeler all I could do was to ease and make her feel calm, but for the first time I experienced a panic attack in my 7 year old kid.
Once we reached the clinic, I gave her some water and tried to sooth her but she was all sweaty and and nervous. To top it, the security guard came and handed us one more set of mask asking to wear it, we were already wearing masks and he said to enter the clinic you need to wear two.
We entered the clinic and doctor and everyone at the clinic was following the 6-ft social distancing, (which is a good thing of course) even the doctor checked my daughter from a 6 ft distance. As we left the clinic the first thing my daughter said to me was, Mama, I will never ever step out from the house, please let’s go home.
While returning back, again she was fearful and as soon as we reached home she went to bathroom and had a bath, only after that she was at ease and went to sleep for straight 2 hours. It was really an awful experience and a reality check that life after coronavirus is no same for us. We are somewhere stuck between the old normal and new normal.
It is still there and the impact it has made will haunt the normal lives for quiet sometime unless you are a daredevil.
So no matter how much precaution we take but it has successfully managed to haunt us and play with our mindset. In the end, I would say stay at home as much as you can, take care, especially for the kids and elders because they are the most feared and sensitive people.
Please take care and stay safe.
Love and Gratitude