So, pardon me as this blog turns all “Oh, corona!”
(To the tune of ‘My Sharona’ like that funny vid doing the rounds 😉 )
I’m going to be doing a lot of ‘how to get by in the midst of coronavirus isolation’ type gratitude posts, because, well it’s what’s currently happening to not just me right now, but…
TO ALL OF THE WORLD.
Day 1 of proper lockdown. Although I started isolating from work last Thursday, being at home all day with your child who is also now self-isolating from school, well that is TRULY SELF-ISOLATING.
I am totally kidding… or am I?
I have a bit of weird humour with me tonight, so let’s just go with it.
The day was interesting in not just the two of us being in the house together all day, but of course, I was also working from home.
But I took it in my stride. I knew there would be times when she would need me.
She came for hugs.
She checked out my keyboard.
She poked her head in during an online Zoom meeting and ‘virtually’ met everyone (when I told her not to!)
She cracked the shits when she didn’t want to talk and had a massive sob.
She had a lie down.
She sang at the top of her lungs behind me in the last hour.
And then when my ‘shift’ was done with, I called her over to the couch and got her to sit on my lap.
And I proceeded to make the afternoon all about her.
We played with her dolls.
Had a coffee and babycino break.
Jumped on her trampoline.
Ventured to the front yard to see what was happening with civilisation.
Played ‘eye spy’ as I prepared dinner.
And then we had a massive laughing fest during bedtime (check out my fb and insta pages!)
Today was a massive undertaking for me mentally, emotionally and physically, and it subsequently left me with not much time, if at all for myself.
Like all of my life, this stage is still a work in progress.
Some days will be great and easy, others will be long and hard. But I guess I wanted to point out some really simple things you can do to make your kids happy. Whether you are working or not, try to do some simple things to keep them, and you, sane… because it really is the simple things that make them happy.
Like being with you. ♥