So far I’ve been coping pretty well with lockdown. I’m used to being stuck in the house all day and working remotely, himself keeps out of the way and the boys get on pretty well and have mostly been OK doing school work. We’ve adapted to a new normal routine and that’s ok.
However, there are some things I am really missing all of a sudden:
- BBC Radio 6 Music – I used to have the radio on all day when I wasn’t in meetings. I loved discovering new music and adding things to my running playlist on Amazon. These days I get an hour of radio first thing before breakfast, then the rest of the day I’m either supervising home learning or in meetings or needing to keep an ear out for mucking about kids. I miss Lauren and Mary Ann.
- Morning cuddles with the boys – when they went to breakfast club, everyone would have a 10 minute hug in our bed when the alarm went off before getting dressed and going to school or work. Now I shoot out of bed with the alarm and straight to my desk to clock the hours while the boys (hopefully) sleep in a bit.
- Lunchtime walks – one every week or two, my friend whose office is round the corner and I would go for a half hour walk at lunch time. We’d have a lovely gossip and moan and catch up. We’ve bumped into each other with our families a couple of times but haven’t stopped to talk for long. It’s not the same.
- Running – its not lockdown stopping me run, it’s my bloody knee which still isn’t right. I’m fed up and missing my quiet time.
- The play ground mums – who would believe it?! I hate the play ground politics and cliques, it’s a nightmare. However, the once a week five minute chats were at least a little check in and interaction with mums with children the same age, especially the mums from large boy’s class. I miss the direct reassurance that he’s fitting in with his classmates and that they’re all doing fairly similar things.
What little things are you missing that you didn’t expect to? Or wouldn’t have noticed immediately?