Jan 20, 2021
If you saw our Instagram stories yesterday, you will have seen the fall out of Polly’s day. The struggle of back to back meetings (her job, not HOW meetings) and trying to ‘home school’.
The impossible task of fitting education into a lunch break.
Getting frustrated when her son was not paying attention in the time slot, then the impending doom and guilt the minute she was back in the meeting wishing she could sit and read with him again and give him more time.
Feeling like, but absolutely NOT being, a Drama Queen.
Jo totally gets it too. The Juggle.
“It’s super tough. As a GP, never before have we seen so much anxiety, stress and depression in the general population. That’s not even taking into account groups of the population that we know are under severe pressure and in awful situations at work as a result of this virus.
This is just regular people. People like us. People who count themselves lucky usually but are finding this situation really difficult for many reasons.
This time around lockdown feels very different. Maybe it’s January, maybe it’s the rain or the reminder we are coming up to a year of living with Covid in our lives. Kids, in general, are all being amazing, but they all miss their friends so much.
- No sport
- No birthday parties
- No extended family
- No sleepovers
- No trips out
- No picnics
- No meeting mates in the park
This period of time will hopefully make our kids more empathetic, resilient and independent in the long run.
Seeing their parents juggling, working, responding to relatives, news, cancellations, not seeing our own friends, not doing the things that make us tick, dealing with changes of plan and disappointment.
We need to just keep going and leading by example. Talking to our friends and support network and looking out for each other.
It’s hard. Really hard but we can do this.”