Who is this Corona? [Diary of a Three Year Old]

By Piyushi Dhir

I am not sure if you have heard about this big bad guy called Corona, who is making people sick. My mom was trying to explain him to me and I think he is just a very big germ that is boom-ing people.

My teachers at school taught all of us how to wash our hands really well, so that if Corona was sticking to our hands, he could get washed away! We learnt to scrub the front and back of our hands, clean between the fingers and even rub the nails with soap. Honestly, I find hand sanitizer so much easier, but Mum tells me that everyone bought hand sanitizer so quick, there is none left in the market.

Since every one must be finding hand sanitizing easier, I kind of understand all the sanitizers getting bought off, but I am not quite sure why people bought off all the toilet paper from the stores! Maybe Corona is scared of toilet paper? I’m sure my parents didn’t think about that, otherwise they would have got more paper along with the food cans they were buying!

Anyway, so now school is closed and Mum says we can’t even go to the library or swimming pool. I don’t really mind because I don’t have to get dressed so early in the morning and instead, I can play with my toys all day.

Hiking by the Trent River

Hiking by the Trent River

Since I don’t have school, Mom, Dad and I have come to this new home for three days near a river. It is like in the middle of nowhere! I can only see hills, trees, cows and of course, the river. The first day we were here, my parents tricked me into walking six kilometres. It took us three hours. By the end, I was alternating between hanging from my parents’ arms and dragging myself home. My legs were hurting by the time we got back.

On the second day, I decided to be extra cautious. When we left for our walk in the afternoon, I took only ten steps before declaring that I was super tired. After some eye rolling, my parents pulled out the stroller and then I had a good ride down to the river.

All in all, it’s been fun, but I do want to go back to school and my friends pretty soon too. So I hope some super hero finds this Corona germ and booms him real hard.

Until then, stay safe everyone! And keep washing your hands.



About the Author

Piyushi Dhir is the author of 'In Search of Love', 'I'm Yours, The Next Time', 'Silent Promises' and 'Enmeshed Evermore'. She is a contributor in 'Nineteen Tales of COVID-19', a collection of short stories. A voracious reader, a keen traveler, a businesswoman and a mom, Piyushi currently resides in Canada. A nomad at heart, she loves to discover new places and capture the hues of life with her pen.