Life continues on…
This weekend has reminded me of weekends from my childhood where my parents would decide that they needed to get things sorted in the house and so that’s what happened. My parents would get engrossed in chores of various descriptions leaving me and my sister to entertain ourselves.
It led to the type of boredom that fuelled creativity after a lot of sitting around watching TV. Which makes me wonder if this imposed seclusion will lead to Isaac having more appreciation for things like school and the great outdoors. Probably not – but there is always hope.
I’m hoping that the week to come establishes more of a regular pattern for him and that it helps settle his mood. It’s been such a drastic change to everyone’s lives and at the age of 7 I think he struggles to comprehend what it all means. He had bad dreams last night which he refused to talk about – and given the increasing levels of frustration (brought on by not seeing anyone other than his parents) I’m worried how he will cope with another 11 weeks of this. But we’re continuing to talk to him and give him the time and space to discuss things on his mind…. fingers crossed this helps… it all feels a little bit like being in uncharted territory.
However, video calling has been a life saver along with letting him play Roblox online with Will… socialising in a way I suppose. Maybe this is the step change in society that make video calling mainstream.
Highlight of today – going for a long walk through the woods….with a few tricky moments where the rules of social distancing needed some thought as we encountered people on the paths…
Covid-19 Symptom Check
Everyone seems fit and healthy…no fever and no coughs today.
Although Steph was suffering with a sore throat yesterday and a headache – potentially linked to too much wine Friday night.