Staying safe and sane in lockdown with kids at home

I know that these are seriously looking like the end times, what with the plagues and pandemic and bushfires and floods and now – why not?  Fresh confirmation from the Pentagon that UFOs are a thing.

But I have to admit that, bunkered here in the suburbs with my husband and five kids aged 7-16, I’ve been enjoying this time of widespread lockdown much more than I would ever have expected or hoped.

Practically overnight, all those deprivations that I’ve got used to over the years and only occasionally feel self-pitying about became the new normal for everyone.

It feels nice to be ‘normal’ for a change….Read the rest over at The Catholic Weekly.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Julia Symons says:

    Thanks Marilyn for your honesty and sage advice. My experience living alone now is very different to yours but having raised 5 children I can certainly empathise .


    1. Thank you Julia and I’m sure it would be so very different living alone and with adult children.


  2. Sinead Kent says:

    This is a recording for the Catholic Cemeteries Annual Mother’s Day Mass held on the Sat before. (Today)

    It’s a lovely Mass with Bp Terry, but I thought you might enjoy hearing the girls sing and play.

    Happy Mother’s Day for tomorrow.


    Sent from my iPhone



    1. Thanks for the link Sinead. The girls are so talented!! (But I knew that already).
      I hope you had a lovely day and was spoilt rotten by your lot xx


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