November 21, 2021 at 6:11 am #1100302
Actually, no, I think your anxiety seems normal and warranted. And at this point with the vaccine available to all, ffs, moms giving birth should not have to wear masks.November 21, 2021 at 8:45 am #1100306anonymousseParticipant
I don’t think your anxiety is unwarranted AT ALL but therapy or counseling can really help you manage your anxiety and help you build up skills to cope on your own.
I’m so sorry you’re feeling this way.November 21, 2021 at 9:01 am #1100307
Yeah, agreed that your anxiety isn’t unwarranted, especially considering that you’re pregnant (of COURSE you want to protect your unborn baby, as well as your unvaccinated toddler). It’s hard when you have so little control over things. Talking to your obgyn could help put some of the risk in perspective and alleviate some of your anxiety, as would some therapy.
Just anecdotally as someone who has been more anxious than average during the pandemic, as soon as my kids were able to get their first vaccine shots, my anxiety pretty much plummeted. There’s a lot of comfort in being able to do something tangible to protect your kids that doesn’t rely on the goodwill/ concern/ intelligence of others. Know that that day is coming for you (and that your own antibodies already help protect your unborn baby!).
Hope you’ll be feeling better soon!November 21, 2021 at 9:31 am #1100308LisforLeslieGuest
This infuriates me. The shot is free. Paying for a fake card? You’re just being obstinate for purely selfish reasons. There are people who can’t get vaccinated and they have to remain isolated because of shit heads.
I think we should all do like Singapore. if you’re vaccinated in the US and you end up in the hospital, treatment is free. If you are not (and you have no medical issue preventing) all costs are on you and no fucking medical bankruptcy either. Fuck you and your fucking idiocy. Let your prayer warriors pay for you.
That’s what I do with my anger. I rant like a crazy person.November 22, 2021 at 7:41 am #1100323
We were supposed to go to my brother-in-law’s home for Thanksgiving this year (about a one-hour drive away and potentially much longer in holiday traffic) where his wife’s parents and her sister and BIL would also be attending. I wasn’t thrilled with the multi-household gathering before my kids are fully vaccinated (everyone else is vaccinated but I don’t know if they’re fully vaccinated or have had booster shots) but knew it was important to Drew and we decided the risk was worth it if everyone could take an at-home rapid test that morning just for a little more peace of mind. But all the other guests adamantly refused taking a 3-second test so we’re not going, and will have a quiet thanksgiving just the four of us at home instead, which suits me fine. Has anyone else had to adjust thanksgiving plans bc of covid?November 22, 2021 at 8:11 am #1100328
Fuck, what is their reason do you think for refusing to take a Walgreens test?November 22, 2021 at 8:19 am #1100330
I forgot to add that the tests are already purchased, so cost and availability weren’t issues. I don’t know what the issue was, but the refusal seems silly to me.November 22, 2021 at 8:36 am #1100332ktfranParticipant
The refusal is silly! That’s really too bad that they’re being kind of jerks. I’m sorry @Wendy!
I mentioned it, but my dad wanted to go back to normal, meaning his extended family in my parents small, one bathroom house. I told them I wouldn’t come if that’s what they’re doing. Luckily, they’re having just our immediate family and the husband’s parents are making the trek with us too. I’m really lucky in that out of all my sisters, I have really good in-laws that get along great with my family.
A girlfriend of mine sent a poll over the weekend. They were thinking about having their first gathering the weekend before Christmas. Qs were about what you were willing to do to gather. Everyone picked the vaccination option. I don’t think too many of us picked the vaccination + negative test. However, we’ll have all had our boosters and her two kids will be two weeks post 2nd shot. I would have done the negative test though to see my friends. And I would have understood if they wanted that.November 22, 2021 at 8:51 am #1100333
I honestly don’t care about the rapid tests. It was more important to drew. But both of us were concerned by the adamant refusal. And I’m relieved I don’t have to spend a holiday with folks like that or to sit in traffic for hours to do so.November 22, 2021 at 10:33 am #1100336LisforLeslieGuest
I suspect they refused because if the test comes back positive, then they have to turn around and drive home without turkey and pie. It’s the willful ignorance, if I don’t know I’m positive, then I can’t be positive and I don’t have to be any more inconvenienced.
And realistically, what are you going to do – have everyone sit in their car and test and then come in? Since the tests are already purchased, I’m assuming they are with you. So if you get there first and then throw them at the hosts and wait until they test negative before coming in? And then walk them out to new arrivals, using the back of a rake so you remain a decent distance from the car?
If everyone pulls out the tests and does them in the house, while together, what good does the test really do?
I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, I’m saying that quarantine and isolation measures at family gatherings are just a pain in the tush.November 22, 2021 at 10:45 am #1100337
Not purchased by us, no. The hosts have a bunch already. And I didn’t ask but I suspect the back of a rake wasn’t part of the plan. There’s an enormous and comfortable heated deck and back yard that probably would’ve sufficed.
My kids wear masks 8 hours a day five days a week and have never once complained about it, but you’re right – asking grown adults to do something super mildly inconvenient to help protect the not yet fully vaccinated is a big pain! ?♀️
That said – again, I don’t really care about the tests. It was more important to drew. But the adamant refusal is a little eye-rolling especially considering all the (much much more inconvenient) sacrifices children have made to help protect the olds.November 22, 2021 at 10:58 am #1100338
Right, I figured the plan was for them to test before heading out, and was wondering what their issue might be that would cause them to outright refuse, and hence not see family for Thanksgiving. Like, is it politics? A power play? So weird, especially if they have the tests.