With us now being in lockdown, how are you all coping? Are you relaxed and going with the flow or are you climbing the walls and feel like you are living in a nightmare?
We all sat watching our TV’s at 8.30 on Monday evening waiting for a statement by Boris. Where he told us
- To stay at home
- Only to go out for essentials ie food, health reasons or work which can not be done at home
- Stay 6ft away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you come in
Which all seems fairly easy to understand and follow for most.
How we are coping in the StressedMum household
Luckily we can and do work from home, so nothing has changed in that aspect. Plus my Daughter is bedbound so schooling and being home is also not an issue. So it is life as normal for us.
It is the little things, such as grocery shopping that is causing us the most worry. I have been to the supermarket and shelves are empty, I try to book an online delivery and there is none anywhere. I even sat in a queue at 646 on one supermarket got to number 1 and was put to the back of the queue at 21000. I also have the added stress that my Daughter can only tolerate certain foods and meals and we are having difficulties in purchasing these.
Having a child who is ill, we are obviously self isolating and trying our best not to go out unless it is necessary.
I still do not understand
Why everyone is still panic buying, if we all carried on with our normal weekly shop, there would be enough food for everyone. Plus where do they store it all.
Why after the statement on Monday night, do some still think they are exempt ie going shopping for hair colour (yes I have been told this). Meeting up with friends, visiting friends and having gatherings. Surely if we all did our bit we will be out of this isolating and be back to normal.
Are you surviving?
How are you coping, have you any tips or suggestions to help others facing lockdown with their family? What are you doing to help get through the days?