I think one of the things that made Lockdown easier so far was the weather. We have had the driest Spring in years and the sun has shone almost every day. It has meant that the beaches have been packed but it has also meant that getting outdoors, fresh air and vitamin D hasn’t been a challenge and if things get difficult in the house, we have had the garden to come to. The weather has changed this week, temperatures have dropped and I have seen a shift in mood on my social media that mirrors mine. I hope that next week we either have adjusted better mentally to the changes or the sun comes back out!
I had lots of little things I needed to do today, prescriptions to collect, food shopping to buy and others which meant the children were mostly left to their own devices whilst Ed attempted to work and supervise them at the same time. It was nice to get out and away for a little while and it was nice to tick all the things off my to do list which had been building up as it just isn’t easy to do with all four children around. The day seemed to disappear without us having done anything so after dinner I took the kids down to the beach for a run around. It was so much quieter than it has been during the days which meant I could give them more freedom to run and explore without being anywhere near anybody. It was lovely and warm still and I think this is something we need to do more often as it was lovely to run and jump and play together without the stress.
There is no photo today. I couldn’t find the motivation to take one. The kids didn’t get dressed, we didn’t do anything and there are only so many photos I can take of them watching TV in their pants. My friend called it ‘Corona Fatigue’ and I am sure it is a real thing. The monotomy of life can be exhausting, the lack of purpose sometimes can be so tiring and I think it is natural to crash every now and again. I think these days happen in ‘real life’ too but you still have to get up and do the school runs and so even without anything else, it feels a little bit productive. Now those necessary journeys that might pick us up are gone and it is a lot easier to sit and dwell on the down days. I am embracing this slump rather than fighting it and hoping that next week is better.