I want to start this blog post with: I hope everyone is doing well. It is a tough time and I hope that everyone is feeling ok.
I am sat in my living room writing this post and I can’t believe we are actually here in this situation. If a year ago someone had told me that we would experience a worldwide pandemic in 2020. I would have told them that we don’t live in a Hollywood movie. But yet, here we are.
I have always felt a bit of anxiety around Coronavirus. As time as gone on, it has got worse. It wasn’t until there was talk of schools closing that I felt an even tighter feeling in my chest. I decided to keep Elsa off school for the week before the school actually closed and I know a lot of parents, who did the same. We don’t know how long the schools will be closed for. It can be daunting and if anyone reading this is struggling, I just want to say.
You have got this and we are in this together. I have seen that said a lot over social media in the past few weeks. Having your Children home for the foreseeable future can be worrying and stressful. It is fine to have a little cry. It is completely understandable to do so. Financially it is going to be a tough time for many people too. We are a self employed household and Jonny can’t work so there is no money currently coming in to the home and we don’t have a pot of money in case of a pandemic. It isn’t something that the majority of people would ever believe would happen in their lifetime.
I wrote a post about preparing for Coronavirus a few weeks ago. It was a good opportunity to mind dump all of my thoughts about the situation and this is pretty much the same thing. We all need to do it from time to time. It is good for the mind and soul.
‘Homeschooling’ is a big elephant in the room as we don’t really know how long the kids will be off school. I want to be able to say that I helped Elsa as much as I possibly could. I am not a teacher by any means and most of the time. I don’t really know what I am doing. I am doing my best and that is all I can do. We are using our outside space in the garden and we are watching Joe Wicks every morning for a bit of exercise. It is keeping structure to the day and it is hopefully keeping Elsa’s mind active. I want to make it as fun as possible.
The silver lining to this whole time is that we get to make more family memories and we get to spend time together that we wouldn’t normally have. The kids can learn some skills at home and I can finally sort those things out that I have been putting off!
I want to be as positive as possible but it is also ok to be sad about it all too. We are in this together. Be safe, keep your distance and stay home!