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With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!

 
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
If you’ve only prepped a bit you should be freaking. Forget the virus for a moment. This is a collapse of our entire civilization. You need long-term supplies.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Good Morning Oxy,
I know this is hard. I have two girls 12 and 16. They are handling this extremely well. They both look at the news, but only once a day. Ive found that getting them involved in preps helps with their anxiety. For instance, we planted potatoes yesterday, so now they have a new skill. Build on those skills every day. They are going to need them in the week, months and years ahead. Id also recommend getting them each a decent fixed blade knife that will last. Doesnt have to be expensive. Mora makes a great knife for around $15. I know this sucks, and I know it seems like this is robbing them out of their childhood, but in reality you are now forced to teach them what they should have been learning as children. How to survive. Good luck. You can PM me anytime if you need help or advice. Ive been prepping for about 20 years.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
i have 4 under 7
all is well
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How can you feel that way???
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not sure
what i am supposed to freaking out about?
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dance
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I have done a bit of prepping, but i am still freaking out! Its all because of these kids!!! I could handle this if it were just me and the wife. I think any parent has to be feeling the same things i am!
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Not I...I babysit my four-year-old and five month old granddaughters two days, or more, a week and it's no problem. There's always food at the store we go to and it's fun to play around the house and yard...
I never forgive and I never forget

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
They all just got over a mild cold...no one freaked out...luckily I didn't get it. I even drink and eat after the kids...
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Sell your house and get a few aces in the country.

stat

Get the kids some chickens and goats to take care of.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I have done a bit of prepping, but i am still freaking out! Its all because of these kids!!! I could handle this if it were just me and the wife. I think any parent has to be feeling the same things i am!
 Quoting: Oxi moran

Now we're all "protect the elderly"...bunch of shit.
 Quoting: Dijact

I wasnt worried. It was planned way ahead of time. Second, children are kicking the shit out of this thing, its the older people that are in danger.
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Something to consider - those same kids your "freaking out" about now, might become like others on GLP, and not give a shit if you live or die when you get older.

This virus is starting to turn into a generational war.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
If you’ve only prepped a bit you should be freaking. Forget the virus for a moment. This is a collapse of our entire civilization. You need long-term supplies.
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This guy is right. Order some baby chicks and goats right now and buy a place in the country.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
If you’ve only prepped a bit you should be freaking. Forget the virus for a moment. This is a collapse of our entire civilization. You need long-term supplies.
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This guy is right. Order some baby chicks and goats right now and buy a place in the country.
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Great now we need long term (18+ months) of prep.
Oxi moran  (OP)

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
They all just got over a mild cold...no one freaked out...luckily I didn't get it. I even drink and eat after the kids...
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But would you take them to Disney World at the the height of this pandemic?
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03/22/2020 12:33 PM
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Got two young children..

Watching very closely, getting ready for a full on doomsday scenario, if it comes to that.
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You mean, like, eat the children... in Hansel and Gretel?
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Establish a safe space with security and childcare, and go find food everyday, that's all there is to it, apart from murdering people and all the killing in between, whilst in jungle law.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
don't freak out, you're children will grow up to be freaked out adults. always keep your head on regardless of the situation at hand.

separate fact from fiction and your mind will see things for what they are.



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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
No worries for children. We assume you are worried that you will die and they will have no parents
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Kids are getting sick and dying!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Are you having an emotional melt down in front of your children? That is the last thing that they need to see right now.

How is your freaking out affecting your family?

Try to stay calm rational for the sake of your children.
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Look on the bright side, you are all more protected as herd because of the kids. They brings lots of CVs into the house of different kinds and that latent immunity protects you all.

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You will almost all certainly catch it and 98% chance you all have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
You're over thinking it, just like they want ya too. I have an 11yo and a 5yo, Went to Disney world last Thursday to Sunday. Had the time of our lives, so did everyone else there. Less than 1 percent of the US has it, just chill.
 Quoting: Dijact


Dang!!!! I get it i am freaked out. But you, you dont give a flying eff. Take them to the germ capital of the world!!! Nice
 Quoting: Oxi moran


To be honest, no one gave a shit, I saw maybe 3 masks. There were thousands of us there, was great. Then we go back to the hotel and get swarmed with this shit. Any given year there are more ppl with the flu, no one gives a shit then. Now we're all "protect the elderly"...bunch of shit.
 Quoting: Dijact


What if one of your kids gets sick from your trip?
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Kids can get sick from going to the grocery store now. Unless they have an underlying health condition they will be fine. Give them vitamin c and get them out in the sun.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
were good here with the youngn's theyve settled in nice, we got enough food for 4 weeks, will run out of milk in about 2 weeks, but stores around here have a decent supply still.
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I think the panic buying will calm down and there are limits in things now. It’ll be fine.
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Dang!!!! I get it i am freaked out. But you, you dont give a flying eff. Take them to the germ capital of the world!!! Nice
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Helps build their immune system ;)
 Quoting: Dijact


To each their own i guess. But how could you put them in that position? I get the attitude of "i just dont care if i get this disease. But thats usually single people. But as parent to put them in a potentially dangerous situation?
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Couple points here. It blew up while we were there, we didnt just say...hey covid is here, lets go to disney.I mean I knew about it, but I wasnt worried. It was planned way ahead of time. Second, children are kicking the shit out of this thing, its the older people that are in danger.
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I wouldn’t worry. That is what kills out immune system. Keep the kids happy.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Panic never stopped anything from happening... except critical thinking
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Im w you. I have 4 kids and they dont understand why i dont want to let them continually eat. Now we wont starve i have 2 lakes and a few rivers near me and I havent met a fish i couldnt catch on a bad day. But its scary for sure. When you are responsible for people who cant be responsible for themselves.
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Yeah. Just set them up for breakfast lunch and dinner with a couple snacks. Tell them to stay out of the kitchen.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Just approach this thing one day at a time and when a thought comes to you to plan something, e.g. prep , procure, etc. do so (if prudent). Be strong for your kids.
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It sucks though!!!
 Quoting: Oxi moran



A lot of people have addressed fear for the kids, so I will address being cooped up with kids, which can suck too.

As you get older, you'll come to realize that there are times when circumstances suck and times when circumstances are just plain OK, in fact pretty good. It's just one of those times.

Learning to go with the flow and not kicking at the circumstances is part of maturing, and it seems to go on until you get old and go to a better place.

A few things I learned from raising kids:

Get them off the sugar. It makes kids crazy when the sugar goes out of their system.

Feed them a supper that is what I call 'heavy.' Sometimes on the weekend I would have 5 kids or more and I would feed them burritos, and that would really slow them down.

Make sure they get lots of physical exercise, especially little boys. Their little bodies need it.

Cut out the high excitement videos, games, and TV. Or play them early in the day. Cut out high excitement, loud music.

Engage with them, don't just sit on your duff and scowl and scold. Find something fun to do with them. They like to learn things.

Good luck, kids can try your soul.

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Possibly the most dangerous words to be spoken that can strip the veneer of civility from anyone are "Daddy, I'm hungry."
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Ikr.... parents have to e freaking out right now
 Quoting: Oxi moran


well my kids going to eat what he's given and if he doesnt like it then he can starve until he does like it.
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Maybe you can make the menu together and cooking can be a group effort. Then everyone will be happy with what they are eating. Or have a pb&j. I know I haven’t been as hungry lately.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Like the dude that said earlier.

I dont want to hear "daddy im hungry"

Shit would break the heart of any parent
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I have done a bit of prepping, but i am still freaking out! Its all because of these kids!!! I could handle this if it were just me and the wife. I think any parent has to be feeling the same things i am!
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Now we are beginning to hear the mortality rate for kids under 18 may be as high as the 40-60 age group.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
You brought it upon yourself. Now, man up!
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
You brought it upon yourself. Now, man up!
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Not disagreeing. I am just not going to be one of those parents that allows these children to be a drag on society, like many kids today!
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Look on the bright side, you are all more protected as herd because of the kids. They brings lots of CVs into the house of different kinds and that latent immunity protects you all.

[link to medium.com (secure)]

You will almost all certainly catch it and 98% chance you all have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.
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I wish that were true. Reports we are hearing now is the fatality rate catching it the second time around is huge! Or does it ever even leave your body?
Oxi moran  (OP)

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
Got two young children..

Watching very closely, getting ready for a full on doomsday scenario, if it comes to that.
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Just curious if you have plans when it does hit tge fan?
Oxi moran  (OP)

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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I have a question for other parents. Have you notified anyone yet about being the backup parents should anything happen to you and your spouse.

I have been thinking about this exact scenario.
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I have a question for other parents. Have you notified anyone yet about being the backup parents should anything happen to you and your spouse.

I have been thinking about this exact scenario.
 Quoting: Oxi moran


Hopefully every parent here knows where their kids will go, if the unfortunate happens
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Re: With 3 small kids, I am freaking out right now!
I feel you, my kids seems to race to see how fast they can eat anything in the house, literally. I have spent the last 7 days training them how not to do that.





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