“The weird thing about lockdown is how we all got used to it so quickly,” said my daughter, as we went for our regulation exercise the other night. “Humans are very adaptable, I suppose.”
And in one way she’s right – we’re all instinctively veering out and steering clear and wiping down and washing washing washing. But still. Every single day, at least once, it hits me like a tidal wave. An Oh My God moment. A sit-up-straight is-this-really-happening moment. And then the Oh Jesus, I don’t know if I can do this for three months moment.
Because there are still so many weird things about lockdown. So many big things, the ones we all know about. But so many tiny weird things too. Like noticing that the plant in the hall was dying, because I usually tip the kids’ leftover water into it – the water from the school bottles they no longer use. The cutlery that broke, because it couldn’t handle (pun intended) the constant use. The second-nature scattering…

This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Andrea Mara | Office Mum

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