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What’s the biggest thing covid-19 “stole” from you (other than job etc)

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#1 zande

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:01 PM

Many of my friends have had to cancel big holiday plans this year they had planned for big-0 birthdays.

My biggest thing was a planned reunion with my first love 💕We haven’t seen each other for 20 years (he lives interstate from me) but in a month’s time the planets were going to align and we were going to finally see each other but of course now we can’t 😢

Forgot to mention that my DD1 has a school trip to Japan planned for December which has now been cancelled - she was so looking forward to it, she’s been studying Japanese for 5 years and this is a yearly treat for ATAR Japanese students 😩

Edited by zande, 01 April 2020 - 09:29 PM.

#2 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:05 PM


two holidays so far....a family milestone birthday. i’m mainly worried for my niece, she’s in yr 12 - and she’ll lost all the special occasions  that come with that - formals, parties, presentation assemblies, parent dinners. huge stress too, doing your HSC in this climate.

#3 Manicmum

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:07 PM

Finishing uni will be delayed by 6-12 months and therefore suitable employment.

#4 maurie

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:09 PM

My trip to DIsneyland - we should've been leaving in 2 weeks :(

#5 purplekitty

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:12 PM

Time with my 97 year old Mum.

#6 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:12 PM

Potentially seeing my dad again.

We were meant to meet up at an isolated place at Easter :(

#7 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:21 PM

Snap Zande, I was going interstate for a conference and was going to catch up with my first boyfriend who I haven't seen in 25 years. Hopefully we can do it on the other side.
Not me, but my son,  it's stealing his yr 12. SA schools are still in,  and I had been keeping him home as much as possible but he begged me to let him do the last three days this week. And then I realized if this extends into term 3 the yr 12s might not get back to school at all. So he's going to school these last three days of term.
ETA for those interstate whose schools are shut,  the yr 12s are still being encouraged to attend this week here.

Edited by **Tiger*Filly**, 01 April 2020 - 08:23 PM.

#8 BadCat

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:24 PM


Edited by BadCat, 11 May 2020 - 09:07 PM.

#9 sunsaboveitreya

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:28 PM


Edited by sunsaboveitreya, 28 April 2020 - 11:12 PM.

#10 Mollyksy

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:30 PM

My going to my uncles funeral. I was invited as part of the ten but I have health issues so I wasn't comfortable.

My birthday again. Last year I was having emergency opening surgery. This year, covid craziness.

My son's routine and innocence. This one upset me the most. He is only six and already has dealt with a few deaths and my own extreme illness. He is worried I'll get sick again and die. He cant see his grandad. He misses his school and after school care carers.

#11 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:31 PM

My mums 70th birthday celebration.

She survived breast cancer last year and dad had a stroke in November. It was going to be the June long weekend with all of us (5 kids + partners + the grandkids).

#12 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:32 PM

After a year of chronic ill health I am finally well enough to go out and about and lead a normal life.

#13 PrincessPeach

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:32 PM

My little kid's kindy year

My big kid's first proper birthday party with his friends

Catching up with my friends - its our 20 year reunion this year & we were using it as an excuse to actually all be in the same city as each other for the first time in 10 years.

Small in comparison to other's i know.

#14 #YKG

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:33 PM

Honesty....freedom and independence.

I’ve been so used to being able to go to the gym whenever I want, go to the supermarket and not have to sterilise myself before and after. Life is taking so much more planning and I thought my schedule was packed before.

#15 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:34 PM

Grandfathers funeral. Aunts funeral.

And the self deception that I would make a good teacher!

#16 Silverstreak

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:36 PM

A relaxing long service leave!

DH will no doubt miss out on the Faith No More concert in May. He’s never managed to see them and was really looking forward to it.

#17 chicken_bits

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:40 PM

A family holiday to visit DH's sister and her husband on the Gold Coast.

My baby's first year of school.

And my health. As someone with a chronic illness, having the kids at home full time without any support system is going to hurt more than just my sanity.

#18 Freddie'sMum

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:43 PM

I'm mostly worried for our kids - so, DD#2 - first year of high school (big step up from year 6) and even before term 1 is over, she's here at home doing school work online.  DD#1 - year 9 - heading towards the senior years but again, stuck at home doing school work online.

I worry that their friendships are going to take a big hit during all of this - esp if we are shutdown for months (!!!).  We had a really bad day at home today - all of us - and there was nowhere to "go".  Usually DH would go to work - the girls would go to school - I would try and catch up with a girlfriend and have a coffee - and that would be a circuit breaker for all of us - and that part of our lives has just stopped.

I think I am still trying to wrap my head around how fast this has all happened - the changes / the job layoffs / the shutdown.  It's happened at an astonishing speed - and my head doesn't cope very well with changes at such a fast speed.

#19 maryanneK

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:47 PM

Time with my parents, I miss them but I really really miss the grandparents/kids time. Mum nearly cried seeing them on Skype tonight, like Waah they've changed/grown up so much in two weeks. Which they sort of have

#20 Gumbette

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:51 PM

DD is in yr 6.  When first dx’d with autism at 3 we were told she might have a few good friends, but to accept she won’t be one of the super popular kids at school.  She was elected house captain this year by her peers.  Covid-19 has stolen all her assemblies and presentations so far, and for me to watch her up on stage with happy tears...

Edited by Gumbette, 01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM.

#21 Chchgirl

Posted 01 April 2020 - 08:56 PM

Getting back to Nz , I'm locked in Oz for a while but all ok.

My sanity I think as I actually rang my mother to see how she was after 3 years of not talking to her.

I still don't like her but decided I should anyway. 😉

Edited by Chchgirl, 01 April 2020 - 08:56 PM.

#22 petal71

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:08 PM

Trip to see family OS that I haven't seen for 4 yrs (September/Oct, but I don't think it will be possible unless there's a miracle).

DS's year on school committee, unless they just postpone it till next year.

Just being able to go out freely. I totally get the reason for the lockdown and think it should have been sooner, but hate the feeling of being in a police state, and that neighbours have curtains twitching on the lookout for 3 ppl together.

More broadly than that, just the feeling that life will carry on fairly smoothly. Of course that's an illusion anyway, but I hate the uncertainty - eg reading an article today summarising the regulations in different states, the wording "currently, parents with shared care arrangements will be able to keep having their child/ren move between houses". I did not like that "currently"!!

#23 Mooples

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:08 PM

A family trip for my mum’s milestone birthday. We were all so looking forward to it.

It hasn’t happened yet but my brother and sil are having a baby soon and I won’t be able to meet him or her for who knows how long.

My poor mum is devastated. She will have a crappy milestone birthday, no holiday, Mother’s Day I’m sure will be a non event, her wedding anniversary is in May so that will be a big fat nothing as well then to top off she won’t be able to meet and cuddle her new grand baby.

#24 yummymummycakes

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:14 PM

Today I feel like I am losing my sanity....

I miss my adult children
I miss my grandbabies
I miss my BF
I miss my bestie
I missed the anniversary of my great grandmothers death. Each year on this day I make a trip to the cemetery and sit there talking to her. We lost her over 30 years ago but I still miss her all the time.

#25 Kallie88

Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:21 PM

My work, which I only came back to last year. I was hoping to get enough to make my full registration. And then I read going to get enough to qualify for PPL for the first time. Doesn't look like either will happen now.

My big girl is missing her kindy year

My kids all miss daycare and the lovely carers there that are like a second family for them

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