We’re four weeks into lockdown in the UK, with at least another three weeks to come of the current restrictions. And we don’t know what reduced restrictions will mean. Will the schools reopen, will businesses like shops reopen? I don’t know the answers, and I don’t think anyone does. It all depends on the numbers or until there is a vaccination.
So I’m not thinking about when this will end. I’m concentrating on the good things from us all being at home. In an ideal world I’d have a great balance between spending time on work, with the children and doing things for me. Unfortunately a lot of tasks were generated by my work site closing so the balance for the first few weeks was definitely towards work. I’ve spent most of the remaining time supporting the children and working on the house, so we all have somewhere to work. However, I’m confident that things are now moving towards the balance I want.
- The children creating new ways to entertain themselves
- I’m doing more exercise
- We have moved into our new study space and the children have claimed the old study and renamed it the den
- B discovering she enjoys editing videos, after creating one as part of her school work
- Making more time to play board games
- Seeing the strong bond between B and M
- Clearing out weeds and planting flower seeds
- Virtual cubs is encouraging M to work on badges and do a camp in the back garden
- Family time watching films snuggled on the sofa
What have you found positive about social distancing? Why don’t you share them online using the #socialdistancingpositivity hashtag and help encourage each other to see the best in the situation.