You need to achieve a level of balance, EVEN in lockdown.
I didn’t realise ’til today that I too, like I said for baby girl last week, had started to withdraw. Sure, I’m eager as to have my freedoms, see my family and friends again, resume life as we were before all this happened.
But at the same time, being home all the time, has made me wanna stay home, and kinda, be up-to-date on everything.
Not even important things.
It wasn’t until today after I finished work at 3pm, that I realised my old ways. I had several things to tick off my to-do list, but given the sunshine, and my promise last week to get her out more, I instead asked baby girl “what do you wanna do?”
She wanted to have coffee and babycino on the deck.
(We don’t have furniture yet, so we just sat on the floor).
But it was actually really beautiful.
Then, still ignoring the growing pile of dishes on the sink, I asked her –
“Which park do you wanna go to?”
Well it had to be the one with the big net that she loves to climb to the top of.
Even better, I messaged her friend’s Mum, and they joined us too. The kids were running, screaming, we all stayed way too long, and when I came home…
I quickly rushed to start dinner, get the cat out, put the dishwasher on…
Ahhh. Like the good ol’ days. To hell with routine. Who needs an orderly and clean house anyway? 😉🤣