So it has been very quiet here recently so I do apologise but we have all recently had a dance with Covid. Yep over the 2 weeks following the last half term we have all ended up positive with Covid.
First off Sarah, Mouse and Titch were struck with the virus first, isolated into our bedroom for their isolation period which was tough. Having to keep Pig and Beast away from their mummy and having to do food deliveries and what not wearing a mask, gloves and goggles to try reduce the risk of it spreading further into the house.
All was a slight fail really as pig ended up losing her taste and smell and both me her and beast tested positive.
The isolation period for 10 days was the most difficult with 4 children in the house and as Mouse, Titch and Sarah’s isolation came to an end and the ability to resume normal routine for them made it a bit tougher for the younger 2 who had to stay indoors.
Did Covid hit us hard?
I think we have all been very lucky and I think the vaccine has a part to play in it but we were unwell but nowhere near as bad as what we had been terrified of. I think with this recent dance with Covid we have been very lucky.
The aches and the headache were the worst I have ever experienced and something I hope not to again. It is a very strange feeling when you think your brain has shrunk to the size of a pinball and is rattling its way around your cranium to an epic high score.
It has been a couple of weeks now since our isolation and dance with covid has come to an end but I still think we are not 100%. Myself I have been left very foggy. Brain fog is the worst and since covid it seems to be more frequent and worse than usual. Tiredness can hit you out of nowhere, one moment you are fine and then bang, your tank is empty and feel like you’ve been caught unaware by Chuck Norris.
The all mighty slump when you see those 2 lines appear on the lateral flow and the confirming text from Test and Trace from your PCR Test.
On a whole completely different level is testing the kids, I hate it, it isn’t pleasant for us but having to subject them to it also really hits home. Mouse who is 10 can easily and confidently carry out her own test – when I was her age I was fixing my bike or playing Mario on a game boy.
As for testing the younger 3, its like a royal rumble in the house, a lot of fighting to attempt to carry out the test. As for the sanity side of things though once it is done and isolation begins its all a case of finding things to keep the kids occupied. We found BBC bitesize a great way of incorporating fun and learning with the kids as well as reading – The Monstrous me collection were some of our favourites.
The Covid virus is still a large threat and with these new variants raising their ugly heads it is a terrifying time. I hope you are all keeping well and stay safe.