We are at the end of week 4 of this lockdown and the girls are itching to get back to “normal life”. Whatever that is. They miss school, their friends, their activities and especially seeing family. It still amazes me that we are in this situation. It just feels like a dream, doesn’t it?
These 4 weeks have certainly been hard at times. Everything has stopped outside of the home, but it is non-stop within it. I am exhausted with staying in, which is why I have abandoned my blog for a while. You would think being stuck inside would give me plenty of time, but it is so the opposite. Nowhere to take 5 minutes, constant interruption, having to home school the girls, making sure we get out for a daily exercise, housework, working, and trying to sleep at some point.
I started a new job back in September, and it is one I am unable to do at home. I work at Tescos replenishing the store during the nights, so during the day, I really need to sleep. My husband has been working from home and has been a great help with the girls. It has allowed me to get some rest, but after a couple of hours, I feel so guilty because he needs to focus on work. I can’t tell you how many times the girls have interrupted him when he is on the phone in a meeting.
I must say my husband is loving this time together. He usually would be commuting for a silly amount of hours a day and never would get to see the girls until the weekend. He does some school work, makes breakfasts, does the nighttime routine, and even cooks dinner at times. It really has eased some of the pressure.
I understand that this lockdown was a must to have happened. My dad has been incredibly ill with suspected COVID-19, so I do get it. I just feel bad the girls have missed out on so much, all my work getting fit at the gym has been undone, we have had holidays cancelled, missed out on events with family, but, we are all healthy.
Who knows when this lockdown will be over? However, the good thing is that this is the most time we have spent together as a family, EVER. And you know what, even though it has been tough, it is pretty great. I will definitely cherish these moments before things change again.