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A Moment in Time

Title (Dublin Core)

A Moment in Time

Description (Dublin Core)

When the pandemic started effecting businesses that is when I saw things really start to shift. Family members, coworkers, and friends were losing their jobs or being converted to working remotely. For majority of the adults in my life, I remember feeling their worry of their future and their children's futures as well. Most jobs were unpredictible and there were still bills to pay. Kids were no longer attending school in person so this added another layer of stress. Worksheets needed to be printed out daily as well as the constant back and forth with teachers via email to enter the virtual classrooms through zoom links and passwords. In my home things were a bit all over the place. We are a big family of eight so things tend to be this way. A typical day in quarantine was as follows, I was considered an essential worker so I would leave to work before anyone woke up and when I came home I would take over the household so my parents could finally be able to work. My parents had to work remotely while simultaneously managing my five siblings that are all under the age of 12. Three of the five children were attending school remotely which meant preparing all the necessary worksheets, tablets/computers, and zoom links. The remaining two children are under the age of two and require a lot more hands on attention throughout the day. Luckily, we were able to have a fulltime babysitter before the pandemic hit but once the numbers of cases went up my family couldn't risk having anyone come into the home. At the time, nobody knew when the shutdown would end or what would have to change for everyone to feel safe leaving their homes but it was definitely an opportunity to really connect and grow as a family. It is rare that a family has an experience as a whole and I am glad we were all able to work together and make the most of this time. Regardless of age, this pandemic has effected us all incredibly and I will definitely look back at this strange time and appreciate the quality time I was able to have with my family.
Junior at Brooklyn College. Undergrad majoring in health and nutritional sciene

Date (Dublin Core)

July 7, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Yes
Courtnei McCarthy

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Courtnei McCarthy

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

HNSC 2100
Fall 2020
M. Horlyck-Romanovsky

Partner (Dublin Core)

Brooklyn College

Type (Dublin Core)

text
text story, I wrote it

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Education--K12
English Home & Family Life
English Technology

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

remote learning
essential workers
large family
quarantine family life

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

quarantine
pandemic
family
essential
worker
remote
zoom
children
quality time

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

9/26/2020

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

9/30/2020

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