I’ve been working from home for over a month and frankly I’m sick of it. I’m in the fortunate position of living in a lovely village in a spacious house with my own office but even so I’m going stir crazy, having said that, I’m more worried about my 8 year old than I am about me. He’s an outgoing sporty type and he is really struggling with not being in school, not seeing his friends, not being out and about at weekends and not having any of his sports clubs to attend. He doesn’t enjoy remote learning and doesn’t want his music lessons via zoom.he misses his grandparents as he usually goes to them 3 or 4 times a week but given that my wife still works at her school we have taken the decision to stay away from them for a few weeks until their recent COVID vaccination takes effect.
I just hope that people make a real effort to stick to the lock down rules and that we continue to make progress with vaccinations. My family is fortunate and I dread to think how parents in large cities, with more than one child and who’s livelihoods have been severely impacted by COVID are coping. It cannot be easy.