With everything that has happened in the last month, this week was the first of Lockdown so I thought I would keep a rough diary of what’s going on. I can hopefully look back in time and think wow, remember all that! What happened?! why? etc…with this potentially going on for a while it will be difficult to remember everything.
With me, I’m still at work, I work in the food retail, which means I’m one of the few remaining places that stayed open this week, each day more and more got closed down and told to stay at home, leaving the services and food. Where I work is near several dependant and elderly people, alongside many others who don’t want to travel too far in their own self-isolation and lockdown procedures.
As the week has gone on more rules etc have been put in place, and to be honest I’ve become more annoyed with the situation, there is a part of me that would love to be at home with the kids, homeschooling and generally spending time with them, but I realise that we need the money, so I’m doing overtime and those dependant and elderly people need their goods. This has also seen me be a little judgmental, it does annoy me seeing people coming into just buy wine, beer, Lottery, cigarettes, or snacks etc, I’m just getting on with it and not saying anything but it does annoy me that some people haven’t taken this as serious as others.
I’ve also been doing a lot of people watching, and observing how they behave, many people are taking extreme distances between each other, and even with me, whos meant to be serving them, which faces the dilemma that I, like many are still in regular contact with many people, and I think some not so nice people out there, forget that we are doing this as a service to them, not myself, I’m putting myself and family at risk. I’ve seen a new low for many people this week in how they have behaved, but on the plus, the odd person has thanked me for being open so they can get their necessity items.
Boo has been also sharing looking after the kids, she is obviously less busy than what she was but still trying to balance her job as well as the kids, and with working more we are both working together to get it all done.
As for the kids, its been an adjustment week, it does feel like the first week of Summer holidays for them, there’s been up and downs of what they can do etc, however, the ability to nor really go anywhere hasn’t helped at all, as normally we are an active family in these times so they often have a day at home than a day out, and of course, this isn’t possible at the moment.
The structure of school work and play has helped, Roo powers through her work in the morning and then goes off and does what she wants to do, like a normal teenager, Tigger doesn’t grumble when he does school work, and often enjoys things like reading, but like Roo will disappear after lunch for play, either computer or toys etc.. we installed a rotation on-screen time etc a while ago though with them being off currently, I can this being a challenge.
But onto next week! the kids will be on their second week of homeschooling, the buzz of being off from school might die down, who knows what know rules the government will put in place, what the world will be like etc, I might still be at work dealing with people who want eggs, milk, bread, toilet rolls, wine and beer… what a difference a week might be