By Anonymous - 4/12/2020 19:58 - United States - Mountain View

Can't do the time? Don't do the crime!

Today, my entire family was diagnosed with COVID. My son's school decided I was well enough to homeschool him on Zoom all day. My head feels like it’s going to explode and all I want to do is sleep. Did I mention my ADHD son has no symptoms? FML
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By  Sara Niemantsverdriet  |  9

Uh, since when do you let your kid's school dictate whether you're well enough to do something?
Look after your kid, yes. Let him do whatever he's capable of doing on his own, yes. Let him do whatever it is you can both handle, schoolwork or not, yes.

Allow them to tell you how to do that when the household is unwell? You absolutely should have told them where to shove it.

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By  Sara Niemantsverdriet  |  9

Uh, since when do you let your kid's school dictate whether you're well enough to do something?
Look after your kid, yes. Let him do whatever he's capable of doing on his own, yes. Let him do whatever it is you can both handle, schoolwork or not, yes.

Allow them to tell you how to do that when the household is unwell? You absolutely should have told them where to shove it.

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  Rodville  |  28

It means the school wants to watch how she teaches the child in the privacy of their own home. If it was me they would have got a really loud “PISS OFF!” Before I hung up the phone. But you do you.

By  coius  |  23

Good news he has no symptoms. Some kids have died from this, and at least you don’t have to care for him with both you and him having CoVid-19. I don’t have covid but am scared to death of it due to my immune system trying to kill me at least 2x in my life already (I have a rare disease so bad it killed part of my kidneys called Henoch Schonlein Purpura, and im the 1% that it affects life long and is almost deadly) but rejoice he’s ok. Too many people burying loved ones that don’t get to say goodbye. And im glad your symptoms are better than those on ventilators.

By  akvan  |  10

So what you expect him to go to school while he either has or is in constant contact with people who actually have the virus? It doesn't matter if he's asymptomatic he can still pass it on to a tracher or someone elsr who's vulnerable and works at his school. You don't want to teach him then fine but don't be so selfish as to exect him to be accepted back in school while he can infect someone

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  Seeya55  |  31

The issue wasn't to send the kid to school, it's that the school told her to be at the computer for virtual. OP is sick as hell. OP just needs to call in and say her sons sick and can't join so she can rest.

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  xxlk4xx  |  5

kids with adhd can be pretty hyper and have a hard time staying on task, my daughter who has it isn't super hyper but she has a super hard time staying on task, I pretty much have to sit with her the entire time she's doing her work. I can't imagine trying to do that with covid! I have been lucky enough not to have it and I still found online learning to be extremely hard for our family.

By  rotflqtms_  |  18

I'm not sure I understand the issue. Is the issue that they're expecting you to teach him while you're sick with covid and you'd rather rest and take a break than to teach him while you're sick, or is the issue that you'd like to send him to school for the teachers to teach him since he has no symptoms?

If you're saying you'd just like everyone to rest and recover from covid instead of being forced to have him learn while everyone is sick and possibly dying, fly. if you're wanting to send him to school... you know that even if he's asymptomatic and even if he tested negative one day, he could still just not have enough of the virus for it to be detected. Just because it's not detected doesn't mean he can't spread it to others. I hope you aren't considering sending your child to school to infect every other child and educator that comes into contact with your kid and those he came into contact with, because THAT would be VERY SELFISH. Hopefully you meant the NON SELFISH reason.

By  Shirin Kham  |  4

Lazy and an idiot parent. Don’t have kids if you can’t bother to help them with school. Also just because kids don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean they aren’t carriers.