I now feel the pain of all those managing alone.
It’s not the same as talking to someone over the phone.
I got to be strong; I got to have hope.
Whatever comes my way, I got to cope.
So leaving all the negativity behind.
I try to remain positive with peace of mind.
No outings, no visitors- same routine everyday.
So I set up a timetable and no one has a say.
From helping out, creativity and pretend play.
To studies, online classes and fun all the way.
Taking up ‘stay at home’ challenges is great.
And many online contests, I do participate.
Having won quite a few, gives me motivation.
Which apparently for my kids is an inspiration.
Talking for hours to families and friends on Zoom.
Finding for a decent place to chat from room to room.
Playing virtual games and narrating lockdown stories.
For the first time, without being sorted by age categories.
Trying out different recipes from YouTube and Google.
I might even end up getting a Master Chef approval.
‘The kitchen’ – is my children’s favorite place to be,
It’s more like an open restaurant, but eat for free.
Unlimited scrolling through Instagram and Facebook.
Ah, and I don’t have to bother about how good I look.