Lockdown silver lining #1

For so many people, being in lockdown is a struggle. I thought it might be nice to try and encourage people to look for the silver linings in their new life situation. I know they might be hard to find, but they will be there.

I’m lucky that I have found many silver linings. The one I want to share today is probably the one I am the most grateful for – for me this isn’t just a silver lining, it’s a whole treasure chest.

I have two gorgeous Barbarians, who are growing up so fast. As they get older they are becoming more independent, and it is but a few short years until the eldest reaches adulthood.

With schools closed, and at home schooling the new black, I am so incredibly blessed to have them home with me everyday. I am getting to spend so much more time with them than I ever expected at this point in their lives.

We talk, laugh and hug and I am cherishing every moment. I’ve even talked to them about this very thing, how grateful I am to be able to have this extra time with them.

When my Barbarians were wee things, I had a saying stuck to my desk: The most important thing you can spend on your kids is time. Thanks to lockdown, I am getting to do exactly that.

Have you found a silver lining during lockdown?

The Hub, Barbarians and me

11 comments on “Lockdown silver lining #1

  1. Giggling Fattie

    April 7, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I am reading more and exercising more. Having better conversations with my mom. Discovering a new YouTube church.And possibly reconnecting with someone who I really click with. I am so blessed to be able to work from home and get a paycheque. So very very blessed!

  2. That is silver. Wait till they move away and you can’t shelter in place with them. Sigh. Enjoy this time.

    • Oh, I am, Jacqui, and very grateful I can shelter with them. My Mum hates being separated from all of us (I have 2 brothers and we are scattered around the country).

  3. Along the same lines, my college freshman is home, and even though he keeps very different hours from mine (sleeps late, stays up late), I get to see him a lot more than I would if things were normal! And since I don’t have to make myself presentable in the mornings and get out the door while working from home, I’m using that time for manuscript revisions. I’m also trying to read more but not having much luck with that.

    • Jenny, that’s a great use of time. And I’m so glad you get more time with your college freshman. Even if you do have to live vampire hours to see him!

  4. That’s great. Right now I’m enjoying watching the rain. If it was a normal day, I’d be busy at work, dealing with wet kiddos. (They never do well in the rain.) But today, I get to just enjoy it from my bed.

    • Liz, I love watching the rain…and the smell…and the sound… That is so much better than dealing with wet kiddos.

  5. Giggling Fattie

    April 8, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Thanks lovely!! I’m trying ☺️

  6. Giggling Fattie

    April 8, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Aww πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› same goes for you!

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