Thursday, May 07, 2020

The happy lockdown..

I know, I'm weird!

Now, before I start, I'm not saying we haven't had bad days, or down days. I've needed to take myself away, for peace, to my bedroom, the hubby has spent time pottering in the garden for his 'alone' time. I'm also not taking away from those that are struggling, all our situations are very different, how I'm feeling does not take away from those that are finding this situation incredibly hard.

I think the main reason we are happy is because I'm not taking on any of the stress. I'm fortunate that I don't have any very young children, I think I might feel very different in that situation. We aren't focusing on school work, my youngest (as those that read regularly will know) is 12 and has autism. He is very black and white in regards to home/school, so school work would give him all the anxiety. Thankfully the special school he goes to is okay with this situation. They are sending home 'challenges', that they can complete at their own speed and abilities, but they have also been a big no no, so far. We have focused more on cooking, gardening and playing the games/puzzles in his Lego magazines. These provide learning, without him realising, in a very fun way.

My teen, who is doing music in college is completing all his work, without prompting, probably because he's doing something he utterly loves. I barely see him, if I'm honest, he spends most of his time chatting to his friends, via his games console (aren't we glad of them now!). I have, however, given him a very funky new hair cut!

The thing about our current situation is that it's not that different from my usual home life. I don't see many people, only parents and my eldest son, normally. Believe me, I'm missing them, but thanks to modern technology, I speak to them all the time. My mother calls or face times me, every day, I speak to my father around once a week, also on face time. The one I miss the most is my biggest boy, but we also face time, when he's not too busy! He's still working (Dominoes didn't shut at all) and completing his final year of uni, via the laptop.

We aren't a very 'outdoorsy' family. My youngest hates leaving the house, when we do it has to be well planned, with technology and wheelchair a must. I am not a big lover of outdoors either, I'm terrified of all the flying bugs and I burn to a crisp at the first sign of sunshine! 

Honestly, my biggest anxiety is about this lock down being over, having to go out, but still being sure that people I love are safe.

I also wonder what the world will look like when we leave. Will things change, or go back to normal straight away? Will we have to stop being tactile with people? (I'll find that one hard, I do love a cwtch).

How are you coping with this current situation?
I'm always here, if anyone does need someone to chat to.

Stay Safe.


  1. I'm glad you and your family are happy. You are doing the right thing not focusing on school work with your youngest and it sounds like he's learning lots doing other things.
    hahaha! My teen spends so much time chatting to her friends online. I love your boys new haircut!
    It must be hard not seeing your eldest. That is crazy Domino's didn't shut at all but I suppose a lot of it is deliveries.
    I am worried about lock down ending too. I think people are going to be stupid. I will be keeping my family in for a few weeks after to see what happens x

  2. Sounds like things are going pretty ok your end Jo which is ace. We're the same, we do have more school stuff but then we have 12 11 and to 9 year olds it just gives the structure more than anything. Looks like you're all keeping busy.
    We're also not very outdoorsy. I'm dreading it going back to normal, which it will a part from social distancing I think that's here for quite some time! I'll also be easing everyone into the post lockdown to see what happens with everyone else as they get it out their system!x


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