The Corona Chronicles | Day Three | Monday, March 16th, 2020 | A Strange and New Normal

Last updated on May 6th, 2020 at 09:37 pm

And so begins the first day of a strange and new normal.

Casey's Corona Chronicles—Casey Holding Some Toilet Paper

Working from home isn’t entirely new to me—I’m fortunate enough to work for an organisation that values flexibility alongside productivity—but I’ve rarely done it with my kids underfoot, constantly seeking entertainment and asking for something new every five minutes. I don’t quite know what I expected—perhaps that with how well I knew my job, I’d be able to do it all without a problem.

But if this first day was a taste of what things could look like in the weeks ahead… we might be in for a problem.

I mean, it brings up an interesting question, if you ask me—what’s a realistic expectation of what we can accomplish during a pandemic? How much of our regular lives will we plan to hold on to as everything changes around us? That’s what I think we’ll find out soon whether we like it or not.

I’m going to try to keep us prepared as long as I possibly can, though. And so, armed with some toilet paper from the corner store, here’s to figuring out whatever life decides to throw at us.

Good luck out there, everyone!


How was your first day of working from home with kids around?


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And that’s it for another day of The Great Quarantine—as much as I enjoy having all this extra time to write, a man’s gotta rest sometime.

I hope you’re all keeping safe out there, and if it all ever feels like it’s a little too much to handle, remember—one day at a time is all we’ve gotta do!

Be well, everyone, and until the next, I remain,

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If you want to check out more of The Corona Chronicles, make sure to keep checking the page for the full series here!

By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible.

Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world.

It's about so much more than just our kids.

When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life!

Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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