10 Ridiculous Lessons Learned in 2020

mom holding toilet paper shopping at target during covid
Who knew Target would look like this?!

I think we’ve all had our fair share of “lessons” that 2020 has taught us, whether we wanted them or not. While I’ve had plenty of serious realizations myself, I’ve also discovered quite a few on the ridiculous side. These are things that can only be described as 2020 epitomized.

Lessons Learned in 2020

  1. You can, in fact, live comfortably as a hermit. There are enough services available now to bring you anything you need so that you really never need to leave your house again.
  2. It is possible to run out of TV shows you actually want to watch. And you can also find the end of the Internet, where you’ve seen and read everything that you can see and read.
  3. I should have bought stock in Zoom. Missed opportunity for sure.
  4. My flaw of forgetting to cancel monthly deliveries from Amazon Prime actually kind of worked out for me. It turns out that I already had a stockpile of Clorox wipes and toilet paper before Covid-19.
  5. Retail therapy is not nearly as satisfying when it’s all done online. We really do need Target in our lives. I’ll never take you for granted again, Target!

    mom holding toilet paper shopping at target during covid
    Sometimes I have to make little outings at Target just to get out of the house
  6. Getting a puppy will exponentially increase your stress. I cannot emphasize this enough. Do not get a puppy unless you’re ready for more of your stuff to get destroyed.
  7. I am the worst “homeschool” mom ever. Teachers deserve to be paid a million dollars. Full stop.
  8. Do not EVER ask if things can get any worse. Enough said.
  9. People are the worst. See: the comments section on any social media post.
  10. People are the best. See: health care workers, first responders, and all the people reaching out to their neighbors in love and kindness.

Everything that 2020 put us through is mind boggling when you look back on it. It certainly taught me some strange things that I’m not really sure I needed to know, but now I do anyway. Regardless, I’m taking this info into 2021 and hoping for the best.

What unusual things did you learn in 2020? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Kristen Gardiner
Kristen is currently a stay-at-home mom to three wild boys, ages 9, 7, and 4. Kristen was born and raised in San Antonio & she and her husband recently moved their family to Allen in 2018 after a four-year stint in Oklahoma City. Kristen loves to write about motherhood, mental health, and child safety. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and has a passion for contributing hands-on car seat education to her community. In her spare time, she loves binging on Bravo shows while sipping a Diet Coke.  Share in the everyday highs, lows, and humor with Kristen at Driving Mom Crazy, and on Facebook or Instagram.

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