Home Motherhood Others have worn masks daily for years. Now it’s our turn.

Others have worn masks daily for years. Now it’s our turn.


This is my husband. He’s a surgeon. He constantly wears a mask for work. And has for 15+ years.

Why does he wear it? To protect his patients. To protect their opened up organs & wounds from droplets, coughs, sneezes, and general contamination.

In fact, every single person in the OR wears one for the very same reason. For us—the patients.

And if he’s operating on you, I’d be willing to bet you want him wearing that mask. You wouldn’t want him to cough into your body & cause an infection. Would you?

He wears masks for 12+ hours straight some days, only taking one off to put on another.

Before you say it, yes—the mask is also to protect him from any body fluids getting into his orifices. When he’s actively operating he wears goggles, too. And as his wife, you bet I want him to. Of course I want him to protect himself as much as possible.

He is just one of millions of people who wear masks for their job every single day.

Nurses, techs, construction workers, dentists, nail techs, hygienists, lawn care workers, janitors, painters, food servers, carpenters, exterminators, lab staff…to name a few. I’m sure I forgot many.

All those people aren’t wearing masks for no reason. They’re wearing them because masks offer some form of protection from whatever it is they may be doing—or whoever it is they may be seeing.

So when we rebuff masks as not effective, think about sitting in the dentist chair & having them breathe all over you.

When we argue that masks don’t protect the other person, think about having your body splayed open & your surgeon asking for an instrument & speech droplets falling right over that cut.

When we counter that masks don’t protect us, think of the person removing the asbestos or black mold from your house. Heck, even the painter wearing a mask to help shield the fumes.

And when we complain that we can’t breathe after wearing a mask for 2 minutes, think of the person in the blazing sun all day doing manual labor while wearing a mask.

And if it’s too hard to generalize things and you need a face to think of—you can think of my husband. That’s his daily masked-up face up there.

He’s not some kind of martyr for wearing a mask. He’s just doing exactly what he should. Just like all those others.

And the stance that wearing a mask increases CO2 intake to dangerous levels? Well 1st) that’s wildly inaccurate and 2nd) even if that were true (it’s not), maybe ask why it’s okay to let people in all these professions wear masks for hours daily? For years. Since people are suddenly so impassioned about it now, where has this mask activism been for others all these years?

Basically, we just need to think of others. That’s really what this all boils down to.

I mean, I’m thinking of myself, too—don’t get me wrong. And when I put masks on my kids I’m thinking about protecting them.

But for those people who don’t think masks provide any protection during this pandemic & don’t want to wear a mask to protect themselves, don’t. Wear it to protect the others.

We should think of the ones who have always worn a mask for us. And the ones who are putting on a mask now for the first time in their lives.

For us & for themselves.

And for the record, I do believe that wearing a mask during this pandemic helps protect everyone & curb the spread of Covid. But, I realize I’m not a physician or a scientist. I’m not aggregating and analyzing the data as it comes in. Are you?

So instead I base my decision to wear a mask on the fact that if there is even the teeniest, tiniest possibility that wearing a mask helps limit the spread of Covid and protect ourselves and others, that’s enough for me.

Because if those of us wearing masks are wrong, what’s the worst that happened? We wore a piece of fabric on our face for a few months?

But if those of us not wearing masks are wrong, what’s the worst that happened? We spread this virus & contributed to exponential infections?

I’ll take the fabric over the guilt.


No I don’t normally write about stuff like this, but nothing about any of this is normal. Now back to regular programming…

I usually talk about Motherhood > Are you a SAHM? Have you yelled at your kids? (I did & what happened after shocked me) Are you a Mom raising a black son?


Like this post? Join MAMA’s email list to get more like this. All things MOMishthe MOMents + MOMfessions, & all the Mama Must-Haves!

Pin this for later!

Others have worn masks daily for years. Now it\'s our turn.

You may also like


on asmr November 21, 2021 - 1:33 pm

Today, I went to the beachfront with my
kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell
to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

Clifton Freemyer November 14, 2021 - 12:23 am

Hey! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!|

Jackson Vautrin November 1, 2021 - 8:23 am

Hello, i think that i noticed you visited my site thus i came to return the choose?.I am attempting to in finding things to enhance my website!I assume its good enough to make use of some of your ideas!!|

Jordon Mcmina October 31, 2021 - 3:36 pm

Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through issues with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!|

Gus Visage October 31, 2021 - 6:31 am

Why people still use to read news papers when in this technological globe all is existing on web?|

Valentina Tingen October 30, 2021 - 10:34 am

Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your weblog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I success you get entry to persistently quickly.|

Buster Bihler October 29, 2021 - 12:10 pm

Please let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your blog. You have some really good articles and I think I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please shoot me an email if interested. Thank you!|

Latricia Oleskiewicz October 26, 2021 - 4:11 pm

This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Many thanks!|

ps4 games our October 26, 2021 - 6:23 am

Asking questions are really nice thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, except this paragraph presents nice understanding even.

Irvin Bosques October 26, 2021 - 5:53 am

Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers|

Charlott Pickings October 25, 2021 - 5:26 pm

My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to looking over your web page for a second time.|

Norma Renzullo October 25, 2021 - 7:15 am

Good site you have here.. It’s difficult to find quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!|

for ps4 games October 25, 2021 - 3:11 am

It’s very easy to find out any matter on net as compared to textbooks, as I
found this post at this website.

Keith Devery October 24, 2021 - 1:53 am

Normally I do not learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice article.|

Janean Turnball October 22, 2021 - 10:17 pm

Asking questions are really good thing if you are not understanding something totally, except this post provides good understanding yet.|

in asmr September 5, 2021 - 7:24 pm

My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.
But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a
variety of websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to
another platform. I have heard very good things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it?
Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

was scoliosis surgery September 5, 2021 - 2:06 am

Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would
be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

that asmr September 3, 2021 - 10:15 pm

Asking questions are actually good thing if you are not understanding something completely, however this post offers nice understanding yet.

our asmr September 2, 2021 - 10:38 pm

My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different web page
and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following
you. Look forward to going over your web page repeatedly.

asmr the September 1, 2021 - 5:19 pm

You should take part in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the net.
I am going to recommend this website!

scoliosis surgery this September 1, 2021 - 8:08 am

Hello, Neat post. There is a problem with your web site in web explorer, would test this?
IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a huge portion of other people will leave out your great writing because of this problem.

http://t.co/V4GSBluhrM August 31, 2021 - 2:21 pm

I like the helpful information you supply in your articles.
I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at once more right here frequently.
I am relatively certain I’ll be told plenty of new stuff proper here!
Good luck for the following!

t.co August 29, 2021 - 8:39 pm

What’s up friends, its wonderful piece of writing on the topic of tutoringand completely
explained, keep it up all the time.

your web hosting August 28, 2021 - 12:42 pm

We’re a group of volunteers and starting a
brand new scheme in our community. Your site provided us with useful information to work on. You have performed an impressive activity and our entire neighborhood will probably be thankful to

or ps4 games August 25, 2021 - 10:37 pm

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article
and also the rest of the website is really good.

it ps4 games August 24, 2021 - 10:00 am

Hi, its nice article about media print, we all know media is
a fantastic source of information.

that ps4 games August 22, 2021 - 7:14 am

Hi friends, its wonderful post on the topic of educationand
entirely defined, keep it up all the time.

it gamefly August 16, 2021 - 9:58 pm

What’s up everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web page, and piece of
writing is genuinely fruitful designed for me, keep up posting such posts.

bit.ly August 16, 2021 - 1:54 am

I think the admin of this site is really working hard for
his site, since here every information is quality based data.

tinyurl.com August 12, 2021 - 4:05 pm

I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and
also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?

Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these days.

tinyurl.com August 12, 2021 - 12:11 am

It’s going to be end of mine day, but before ending I am reading this fantastic paragraph to increase
my know-how.

j.mp August 11, 2021 - 6:31 am

What i do not understood is in truth how you’re now
not actually much more well-preferred than you may be now.
You’re so intelligent. You already know therefore considerably on the subject of this topic, made
me personally imagine it from so many numerous angles.
Its like men and women don’t seem to be fascinated except it’s one thing to
accomplish with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs excellent.
Always deal with it up!

http://bit.ly/ August 11, 2021 - 2:19 am

wonderful put up, very informative. I wonder
why the opposite experts of this sector don’t understand this.
You should proceed your writing. I am confident, you have a great
readers’ base already!

bitly.com August 10, 2021 - 4:04 pm

This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me.


tinyurl.com August 9, 2021 - 4:18 pm

It is appropriate time to make some plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
I’ve read this post and if I may I wish to counsel you some fascinating things or suggestions.
Perhaps you can write subsequent articles relating to this article.
I wish to read more issues about it!

http://tinyurl.com August 9, 2021 - 2:00 pm

If some one wants expert view concerning blogging and
site-building afterward i advise him/her to pay a quick visit this webpage,
Keep up the fastidious job.

Esther July 26, 2021 - 2:57 pm

Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one!
It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout
and design. Excellent choice of colors!

Selina July 12, 2021 - 9:45 am

Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other websites?
I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss
and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience would enjoy your work.
If you are even remotely interested, feel free
to send me an e-mail.

zortilonrel July 10, 2021 - 5:17 pm

Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

what free dating sites May 31, 2021 - 8:28 am

I really like what you guys are usually up too.
This sort of clever work and reporting! Keep up the great works guys
I’ve included you guys to our blogroll.

that surgery scoliosis May 30, 2021 - 4:05 pm

Thanks for finally talking about > Others have worn masks daily
for years. Now it's our turn. — C'MON MAMA < Loved it!

was surgery scoliosis May 30, 2021 - 11:08 am

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you
wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home
a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog.

An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

is asmr May 21, 2021 - 8:03 am

I am really grateful to the holder of this web site who has shared
this enormous post at here.

http://bit.ly May 19, 2021 - 3:29 am

Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga
group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your
content. Please let me know. Thank you scoliosis

bitly.com May 16, 2021 - 6:14 am

Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this
write-up very forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me.
Thank you, very great article. scoliosis

bitly.com May 15, 2021 - 8:03 am

Greetings, I do think your web site could be having internet
browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your
site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
Apart from that, wonderful blog! scoliosis

Charlotte Hardin July 10, 2020 - 7:12 pm

Well said!!!

C'MON MAMA July 12, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️


Leave a Comment