The Launchpad • May 30, 2020 • https://pinkertonlaunchpad.com/923/pinkerton-perspectives/trapped-quarantine-with-a-family-of-six/
Trapped: Quarantine With a Family of Six
Aleksandra Carney, Staff Writer
“I did not ask to be an extra in a bad horror movie!” Aili Carney, 15 grumbles as she prepares for school. She rolls out of bed, plops onto a desk chair, and logs into zoom. Such is the reality of living in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past two and a half months, the Carney house has become a school, office, gym, and daycare as the household attempts to go about their daily lives without leaving their front yard.
With no foreseeable end to social distancing measures insight, the Carney family will have to continue to adjust to this new normal. For them, this means keeping a box of masks by the backdoor, gloves, and Purel in each car, and sharing much closer quarters than some would like. However, the family refuses to let the unusual situation damper their spirit. “I enjoy having all my kids home” reflects Jennifer Kuchar-Carney “Because they haven’t been busy with school activities, we’ve been able to do things together that we haven’t since all of them were little. It’s just a matter of adjusting to unforeseen circumstances, and I believe we will get through it together.