Life In Lockdown | How we are utilising our time at home

May 20, 2020

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As social distancing and the lockdown continues I have been interested to see what others have turned to in order to pass the time. Distract themselves from the situation etc. Everyone is dealing the prolonged time at home differently. For some they are coping quite well, some are struggling and some are floating between the two, having a mixture of good and bad days.

How we have been utilising our time during the lockdown

As I think about how my little family has been utilising the time at home during the lockdown, it’s clear to see that whilst there is a cross over parts to our lives. We are all opting to indulge in different things in order to get through the days and look after our wellbeing.


I have turned to books or should I say my Kindle Paperwhite, in order to pass the time and the drop in my work. Having set a goal of 20 books in 2020, I have already reached this and well on my way to manage 20 more books in 2020. Whilst I could be making more Pinterest pins or adding alt descriptions to mt photos on my site. I’ve decided not to bother, a lazy approach I grant you but I’m not interested in ensuring someone found my blog by searching for a child gardening with watering or similar. It can simply stay on the neverending to-do list whilst I enjoy another new book.

What The Dad Said

Time at home is somewhat limited for What The Dad Said as he is working additional hours at the moment. However, when is at home he is managing to split his time between completing tasks around the house and garden. Getting around to all those jobs that we’ve been meaning to go but never quite gotten around to doing. With downtime enjoyed by gaming and relaxing watching movies and boxsets.


Camped out in her bedroom as much as possible, she’s been utilising her time to chat to friends on FaceTime (hiding in her room so that I don’t casually gatecrash her chats with her friends to check that they are doing OK). Colouring has also been something occupying her time. Although it has to be send that binge-watching Netflix boxsets is what she has been making the most of.


I’ve mentioned before that it’s easy to forget that Tigger is even home during the lockdown. As on the whole, he is a quiet soul with gaming his go-to activity during the day. Enjoying taking his Nintendo Switch around various rooms in the house to be with at least one of us. Retreating to his room when his sisters become too much and he wants to get away from the noise. Evenings are spent watching movies or reading books, with all our David Walliams books now finished – I need to see which ones we are missing.


I could say that Piglet is simply making a mess wherever she goes. With the living room home to several cardboard boxes that she’s colouring, hiding in and utilising for role play. In all honesty, she is simply loving flitting around the hose being with us all. Sad when someone won’t play with her, but happily heads off to try her luck with someone else. Disney+ has certainly been a welcome addition for her, with her enjoying a range of different shows and movies.

How have you been utilising your time in the lockdown?

  • Jennifer May 23, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Sounds like everyone in your family is adjusting well to the lockdown. I’m still the same as ever, working on my blog whenever I can

  • Gervin Khan May 25, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Me, as a mother and as a full time work at home mom, I need to make sure that I am managing my time equally with my work, my kids and my husband and doing a household chores. My kids are also adjusting because before they are allowed to go outside and play with their friends unlike now they are only playing inside the house on their own or with us. There’s a lot of adjustments but I am sure everything will be okay soon.

  • Rebecca Smith May 25, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I too have been reading a lot more -with the weather being so lovely, I don’t want to be doing DIY tasks on the house or back end admin work on the blog. A good book is much better!

  • Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie May 25, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    We have been very much enjoying our time at home, there has been lots of walks, playing games and movie nights.

  • Yeah Lifestyle May 25, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    We are utilising our time in a similar manner, myself reading and binge watching my fav shows on Netflix, my kids playing about and doing homework whilst my husband working and if he has extra time, doing some diy around the house

  • Kara Guppy May 26, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    We would be lost without Disney+ and I am so glad we gave Eliza an old phone so she can chat to her friends online

  • Jess Howliston May 27, 2020 at 11:56 am

    It sounds like you have all found ways to spend your time during lockdown. Me and my husband have been trying out best to get the house organised, painted, decluttered etc as we don’t usually have the time. My little girl sounds like piglet lol! We call her the mini tornado because she seems to have the ability to walk into a room and tear it up in about 3 seconds flat!

  • Charli May 27, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    20 books already is really impressive! Disney+ has definitely been a lifesaver for us … especially during those long, sleepless nights of newborn life!
    C x

  • Rachel Craig July 2, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Children because change. Growing, learning, making use of their imagination, having fun, feeling secure within their loving, caring family unit.

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