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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Difficult
I guess a lot of people are finding things difficult at the moment, or indeed for the past year, but this week I’ve found things have been difficult.
I feel like I’ve fallen into a pit and can’t get out. My mood is at an all time low. It’s not because of being stuck home all the time, after five years I’m used to that.
Those around me are suffering. The girls won’t do their school work online, they started off okay but just find it so difficult to understand and complete. And they Won’t get OUT OF BED in the morning. I’m sure they are not the only teens that find this difficult. We’ve finally managed the evening routine of getting them off screens and into bed at a reasonable time. But they still won’t get up.
I feel Like I don’t really know Boo anymore, I’m not sure where my little girl has gone. She’s just a shell who sits and watches You Tube all day. The older kids (Adults) tell me to step up and be a parent. But even though I’ve tried everything I can’t inspire any motivation.
Star is depressed, it’s obvious. She bursts into tears at the slightest thing. Some evenings she just sits on the sofa next to me watching whatever is on the television. It’s like she just wants to be near me. When I ask her what is wrong she can’t really tell me, or her problems sounds so insignificant I can’t make out whether it’s my maturity or her lying to me. I am there for her whatever though (and don’t worry, I never tell her that her problems are insignificant, we try to work through them together.)
The Little Man is working hard on his school work. Getting up early, attending every class and contributing. He’s doing written work too (Which he hates.) But then as soon as he gets a break he wants to spend it playing Minecraft or Roblox. So it’s like he’s spending twice as much time on screens, but what can I do when his school is on screen? I’ve tried hard to get him engaged in other stuff (he baked a lovely cake the other day) but it seems unfair to take away his games which he loves.
The adults are feeling stressed and are bickering with each other all the time. It’s difficult living with three other adults. It might be easier without the kids in the mix, but we are a family and occasionally we appreciate the fact that we all live together and never feel lonely….but…
I’ve never felt more alone.
As my mood gets lower my pain seems to rise. I hate my pain. I want it to leave me alone, even for one day it would be nice, forever would be great. But unless some great cure is discovered (million to one chance) then I know I will be in pain for the rest of my life. It’s difficult.
So, to end on a high note. I’ve been thinking about my garden dreams again and I would really love a conservatory. Just a small one, but it would be so nice. Anyone fancy coming around and building one for me?
Dreams make the difficult times more bearable don’t you think? Time to look at some more conservatories.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?