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Perspectives on Coronavirus, Mom and Sons

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

By Alex Muñoz, Daniel Muñoz and Simone de Muñoz


May 14, 2020

Hey it's Alex, my mom's older son. She's trying something different today by having me, my brother, and my mom write our own points of view about the Coronavirus. So here's my point of view: I don't understand why everyone makes a big deal about it. My life really hasn't changed much. I mean I get to watch more TV and read more. There's no more school but I rarely visit friends and I don't have many anyway. But I guess I do have to spend a hell of a lot more time with my brother Daniel and I'm not that happy about it. My bro is so annoying. He basically counts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20, etc. How much should I bother you today bro? I know 1000000000, he's thinking all day. But sometimes it's fun and the opposite of that. You never know what his mood will be tomorrow or the day after. Oh and our au pair can now make schnitzel. Please don’t stop making it, it’s soooooooooooooooooooo soooooooooooooooo gooooood. Maybe something interesting will happen in this pandemic. Well I'm sure you want to hear my brother’s side of the situation. Here you go, here's his story:

Hey guys, this is Daniel Muñoz. This is my perspective on Coronavirus. The real thing is I love it. My brother is sometimes pretty annoying but on the bright side, I don’t have as much school. And we have chicken schnitzel, so… Overall, Alex and I play tennis together, we play a lot of games together, we play with one of our 50 Harry Potter Legos, I have a new RC car, and we have caterpillars. One time I had a Zoom for my birthday party and my grandma was whispering to my poppa and she thought that no one could hear her, but we all could. That’s usual for Berkowitzes. You heard my perspective and now it’s time to hear my mom’s.

Mom here. It’s interesting how different people are handling this pandemic. My husband, an introvert, is thrilled that he doesn’t have to go to an office and deal with humans. I alternate between being happy to be at home and running around in circles desperate for new scenery, new people, new anything. The days I do go into work, I come home completely drained after having helped up to 200 people check in to receive food. My younger son, Daniel, is mostly delighted that he doesn’t have to go to school and that mom, dad, and big brother are around much more often and available for a skateboarding walk around the block, a baking session, or a tennis game. My older son, Alex, on the other hand, is having a difficult time. I think he misses the normal routines and events of life. He was supposed to play Little League Baseball for the first time this season. The chess tournament is coming up and it’s going to be online - will that even work? He has a piano performance happening over Zoom. A long-awaited Harry Potter performance has already been postponed twice. And yes, his little brother is driving him more than a little crazy. But we’re lucky that we have our health and each other, and yes, chicken schnitzel.

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