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  1. Jane - Our Little Escapades

    I’m so sorry to read you are feeling so lonely. It’s a horrible feeling. I remember one time well for me. I was out with work friends surrounded by people, my niece even stayed over that night but I have never felt so lonely. I really hope your mood lofts soon. Little E is always on her iPad. Who am I kidding they both are! That is why I like to get us out of the house to get them off the screens. That is what I’m finding hard about this. Not being able to get out and make plans. Sending you big hugs. I hope you and everyone else feel better soon xx

    • Anne Sweet

      oh yes, getting out of the house is a good way of getting them off screens. Sadly, Star is too afraid to leave the house. We’ve tried to find places that are deserted for a little exercise, but it’s difficult now you can’t travel. She’s been out twice in the last year apart from two hospital appointments and the time when she had a little time in school, away from all the other pupils. xx

  2. Enda Sheppard

    It is difficult, Anne, but I am amazed at how well our two are doing, really., considering they are teenagers and should be lout doing so much. Amazing what you get used to. I’m a bit cabin feverish, of course, but enjoying Netflix and treading, at least!

  3. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    I’m so sorry that you’re finding things very difficult Anne and the rest of your family are finding it all so hard too. I’ve been struggling this week too – it is all so difficult overall right now, isn’t it, and living with pain must make that even harder. I wish you could have a day or more of being pain-free too. The screen thing is such a difficult one – I’m the same with Sophie – she asks for her iPad time at the end of her schoolwork and I hate the fact that she’s going from screen to screen but equally she loves having that time to play games. Glad that Little Man enjoyed some screen-free time to do some baking though. Hope that the dreams of having a conservatory are helping a little and that next week will feel more bearable. Big hugs to you all xx #WotW
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  4. Lisa notes

    I’m so sorry, Anne. These are indeed difficult times, and this hits some families harder than others. Your family is definitely taking a mean hit. 🙁 It’s good you can still dream and look ahead to better things like a conservatory. Better times will get here eventually.

  5. Kim Carberry

    Sending massive hugs to you. It sounds like you are having a rough time of it.
    Ahh! We’re having the same struggle getting my youngest out of bed. Ugh! I don’t think the grey cold weather has helped. A few mornings this week I didn’t want to get up.
    It sounds like your girls are having a tough time too. Have you tried speaking to the school for a little help? I know my girls school are offering more help with the kids mental health during this lockdown.
    Well done your little man. It is hard to say no them playing games online to relax even when they’ve been in front of a screen all day. I’ve been thinking the same but my girls school has said Tuesday is going to be a screen free day with all work done on paper, reading books, art and things like that. I am so pleased about it.
    I hope things are better for you next week. xx
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  6. Cheryl | Time To Craft

    Oh my goodness. I hear you. The increased screen time is a battle that I’m struggling to solve. We’ve baked and walked, but it is no way enough for my teens. I’m sorry both your girls are struggling. It is a weird situation, where most of the solutions are back on line. I’m sorry to hear that it’s bringing your mood down too and you are more in pain. I think a conservatory sounds a wonderful idea. I’d be round but my attempt to plaster reminds me every day why I leave it to the professionals now a days. Sending you a big virtual hug.

  7. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

    I’m so sorry you’re finding things difficult Anne and your family too. It’s understandable though as you have so much to juggle, especially dealing with pain, that is bound to wear you down. I do hope you get some relief.
    Screen times can be bloody hard to monitor, I hear you, we have those struggles too.
    A conservatory sounds a fab idea and would be something to look forward to.
    I hope this week is a better one for you. Sending big hugs. xx

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