The current lockdown situation is one that none of us would have chosen. But we need to stay positive and Emily from Twin Mummy and Daddy has started the Lockdown Silver Lining tag to help us focus on the special things that are making the current time bearable.
First of all, the main silver lining is that I am safe at home with my husband and children. I am skyping my mum and dad almost everyday, and my sister twice a week.
I had been missing spending time with the children due to the extra work I took on in February so this has been the perfect opportunity to reconnect and enjoy time with them.
I have enjoyed more time in the kitchen and the kids have too! Again, it gives us the chance to spend time together and then eat something yummy as an extra bonus!
Our home learning schedule has proved reassuring to me and the kids. PE with Joe allows us to exercise together, even though we are all knackered afterwards there is a huge sense of accomplishment.
The weather has been absolutely beautiful so we have spent lots of time outdoors on bikes and scooters as well as doing shadow drawing and Easter egg hunts.
We unveiled the Nintendo Switch which we were saving until the second week of Easter holidays but decided to treat ourselves early.
Our final silver lining is that Zach still had a wonderful birthday on Friday. He helped to make the cake and we were joined by family on Skype to sing to him and see him open his presents.
I now tag the following bloggers to tell me about their lockdown silver linings:
Josie, Me, Them and the Others
Steve, The Diary of Dad
Rebecca, The Coastal Mummy
Laura, Tales of a Natural Spoonie
Claire, Our Favourite Jar