The Month That Was… April 2020

May 1, 2020

Our first full month of lockdown is completed, something which I think we have managed to adjust to. Of course, there are the days when we are longing for the outside world. Able to head off on family adventures and see other people other than our own little family unit. Although I’m not quite sure I’m ready for the world to return to ‘normal’ just yet. Slow and steady wins the race rather than rushing too soon.

The month that was… April 2020

Boo and What The Dad Said

Whenever I think about our lives at the moment I have a huge pang of guilt. With What The Dad Said working more than usual and a varied shift pattern too. It means that he is missing out on having the children at home to some extent. They are certainly missing him when he heads out for another shift. It’s difficult for me to him so tired and exhausted whilst I am for the most part just at home with the children. My work has slowed considerably over the past month, which is worrying but I’m taking the time to complete long overdue tasks.

Roo

Thank goodness for technology enabling her to keep in touch with her friends. I think they are all used to me randomly popping up in the face time chats to say hi. The Easter holidays provided her with a chance to chill out, binge watch Netflix boxsets and endless hours of TikTok. Whilst she might not always be happy about completing her school work. She does knuckle down and get it done – “the sooner it’s finished, the sooner you have the rest of the day to yourself” I keep telling her.

Roo has been inviting her siblings to have sleepovers in her bedroom. A complete novelty for them, especially Piglet. I’m not quite sure Roo loves it (especially after getting kicked out of bed by Piglet and sleeping on the floor for two hours) but she knows that it brings joy to her siblings.

Tigger

I could quite easily forget that Tigger is home as he is so quiet. Although he gets more vocal around his sister – mainly because they are winding him up and getting on his nerves. I think he is enjoying his days at home, the chance to do a mixture of activities each day rather than having to cram things in around his usual school hours and after school activities.

For Easter, we upgraded his Android tablet for an iPad as he is really into his coding and we have found more coding apps that are iOS compatible. Not to mention that he has loved doing some of the Today At Apple sessions at our local Apple Store – so hopefully we can book some more of these once lockdown is over.

Piglet

My little social butterfly is missing the outside world. Her teachers and classmates, as well as seeing our friends and loved ones. I’d completely forgotten about the reception class places being announced this month. Thankfully Piglet gained a place at our local school and will be going Tigger (hopefully) in September.

We had some doorstep photos taken earlier this week, so was so excited to see people other than our familiar faces. She is enjoying time playing at home, whether it is with her Baby Annabell dolls or her siblings. But, boy can she be bossy towards them. total diva!

How did you find April?

  • Samantha Donnelly May 1, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    April seemed to go by in a blur really of groundhog day. I was saying to a friend recently at least we now have social media for the kids or it would have been a nightmare for them. Lets hope May brings some brighter news we can start to venture out a bit

  • Jess Howliston May 1, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of the doorstep photo and yours is so lovely too!

    April was a weird one for us, the kids have adapted better than I could ever have imagined but its obviously still been hard. They are longing so see their friends, teachers and attend their clubs such as swimming etc. But they have both said they are enjoying more family time too (we are usually stuck to a strict 4/5 night a week of swim practice so rarely see each other much lol!). Oh and I turned 30 too!

    Here’s to May and whatever it might bring hey, stay safe and take care guys xx

  • Rebecca Smith May 1, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I love those doorstep photos – they’re so lovely! It is so sweet that Roo is letting her siblings have sleepovers in her room!

  • Neha May 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

    April definitely went by so quick right? I agree thank god for technology. Just watching and learning so much online

  • Liam | Whatthedadsaid May 2, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Its been an odd month, with lots of challenges, but at the end of it, we still have each other, which is the positive thing from all of this.

  • Kara Guppy May 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I love your doorstep photo’s, such a great idea. Online work has really dried up for me too and with my husband not working it is a really worrying time

  • Rowena Corderoy May 2, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Love the doorstop photo idea we have been up-and-down but we are certainly starting to get used to it.

  • Rowena Corderoy May 2, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Love the doorstep photo. We really struggled at first but are definitely used to things now

  • Rhian westbury May 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Your doorstep photos look so nice, and such a good idea. That’s so good that tigger is getting into coding, it’s such a good skill to have x

  • Kira May 3, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    It’s been a crazy month here . Can’t actually believe how quick it has gone too, plus it was my birthday 🙂

  • Melanie williams May 5, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    It has certainly been a very different month that is for sure. Looks like you are making the most of it though – like the doorstep photos ideas x

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