Coronavirus Diary 12.06.20

Coronavirus Diary 12.06.20

I’ve been quiet on my blog for a little while now as this whole situation has me quite frankly raging.

Social Distancing

So we’re now allowed to meet up with other people up to a total of six people. This means nothing to us as a family of five. We can meet one person, but who do we pick.

It didn’t feel like progress for us with a toddler who is not going to social distance, so we aren’t in a better position that we were before.

It makes me mad that when we’ve been on a walks we’ve seen oodles of groups of people (way more than 6) and definitely not social distancing from each other.

I’m losing sleep (literally) over the pressure to join these people and resume normal activities.

Did you jump at the chance to meet up with people?

I’m not judging you if you did (unless you’re not social distancing then I’m totally judging you) but I’ve got to say that it filled me with dread that there would be an expectation to socialise with family and friends.

I would rather wait! The world doesn’t come to a standstill like this on a whim. Thousands of people have died and thousands more will die unless it’s brought under control or a viable vaccine is discovered.

I’ve been called silly, over-protective and ridiculous and every now and again I do feel these things, and then I look at my kids and I know I’m not over reacting, I’m being their mum and I won’t apologise on any level for that. It’s my job to make sure they’re safe so that’s what I’ll do.

Usually I would say that it’s up to individuals to live how they want, but actually thanks to this selfish attitude this whole pandemic is likely to last longer so thanks for your ignorance (not you, hopefully).

Shops I’ve noticed have taken away the staff on the doors making sure that it’s a one in, one out policy. Our local shop has hand gel by the door, but there’s nobody making sure that the shop isn’t too crowded. The staff themselves don’t keep their distance and people in general are not sticking to the rules.

The fact that shop staff feel it’s ok to stand next to you or brush past you is surely the biggest no since they’ve been in contact with how many people during their working day!

Now you can see why I haven’t posted for a while. I can feel my anger rising as I type.

Life as it is

Life at the moment doesn’t feel that great. The days are long and behaviours have changed. We’re struggling to do any school work with Isabelle and have to really coax her out of her room to do anything.

I feel exhausted, dog tired each and every day. There doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to at the moment with most days becoming a mundane blur.

Video calls and phone calls are becoming shorter and longer in between as there’s nothing to talk about.

Daily walks

It took us a good few weeks to go outside, but once we did it was quite nice.

However, the walks we go on are really hit and miss. We’ve had some really lovely walks where we haven’t really seen many people so haven’t had to do anything other than enjoy being outside. We’ve also had some awful ones where the playing fields we go to have been really crowded and we’ve given up and come home.

We know to avoid around and after dinner time as there are always lots of people sitting eating takeaways or picnics.

We went out today and as the sky looked set for rain it was really quiet so we had loads of space to run around.

I’m going to leave it that but I hope you’re all staying safe in a socially distanced way xx