A short and sweet update today.
Day one of home schooling survived. But I’m going to have to lower my kids’ expectations of their new teacher significantly as I can’t sustain this for months! More on what I have found to keep them amused another day.
Also today – the realisation that I need to find a way to get the toddler fresh air and sunshine every day. The older two can be sent out into the garden for a bit. It’s not so simple with her as she’ll just try and eat the soil and climb the dangerous steps to the patio area. I need to think a bit more about how to achieve this two ensure she doesn’t just have months stuck inside.
And finally lockdown. Good. Too many idiots were thinking the social distancing rules didn’t apply to them. Too many people treated the weekend like a sunny Bank Holiday. Too many bosses (my husband’s included) who think that their work is “critical” when in actual fact they need to get off their high horse and accept that it’s not. Yes, this is all going to hurt many businesses, mine included, but in this case we don’t really have much choice. It’s just a shame that people were incapable of following the social distancing rules and so it’s had to come to this.
The key thing now is going to be surviving lockdown. How to keep everyone sane, still pay bills and also make sure everyone has enough to eat. Balancing educating the kids with keeping them in a safe, loving home. Balancing work with everything that needs to be done when you have a house full of kids 24/7. I don’t think I’m going to have time to be bored, that’s for sure. I just hope lockdown does what it needs to do to keep people safe and not to overwhelm the NHS.