I want to be that mother who can stand up and say I am a strong confident mother and I know what is best for my children. We breastfeed and co sleep, We listen, We include, We eat chocolate and snot smoothies, we trampoline and grow frogs, we sling, we carry and we try and understand and work with our children without resorting to punishments, threats or coercion.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Thoughts on the 3 week Lockdown review by Government a snippet between 31st March - 10th April

31st March - Written to those young people studying or at school and still going out. 

I don't care if you don't think it is serious....just do it for a couple of weeks. Do nothing, Do what you want in your own home and if you do go out do it safely 6ft away from me AT ALL TIMES AND WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN YOU GET HOME. It stays on plastic and cardboard for days.  

My life is busy enough without having to deal with these symptoms happening in my family ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Have you ever lived with unwell children AND an unwell husband all whilst being unwell yourself???

It's not pretty or fun. I've done it with colds and flu's and viruses and puking and pooping and snotting and WORRYING and NO SLEEP. NO THANKS. I can't be doing with it right now especially since I have a risk factor and have many friends and family that have higher risk factors. So stay home, eat your pringles, do your studying and let the #NHS recover from the shock of so many people at once being more unwell than they normally feel...and some people being unable to cope with the coughing and fever symptoms and some people unfortunately dying. Some with no underlying symptoms.

You can shout as much as you like AFTER, that it's not serious enough to stay at home for a few weeks and read graphs. 

Right NOW the NHS can't cope and I don't want to have anyone I know end up in hospital just now because right now, It's the last place I'd want to be. 

AFTER I want those who don't think it's serious to realise that the Government we have, promised the NHS £350million but instead cut jobs after jobs after jobs and effectively contributed to the ramifications of this virus and see where we are and maybe shout about that. AFTER. Right now, stop spreading the rampant virus, stay at home, wash your hands and hope no-one you know can't manage the symptoms. 

Thank you 💜

A stressed Mum and many others that want you to stay at home 


Still stay at home, keep 6ft away from people, follow the lines in the supermarket, wait outside to be let in. Keep washing your hands keep washing your plastic packaging and leave your 5.8million Government letter alone for 24hrs because it stays on surfaces https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/royal-mail-begins-delivering-virus-advice-to-30-million-homes-195864/

Some still not believing it's as bad as is being made out to be.  Hardly anyone wearing masks or gloves.


Although physical distancing is getting better, the virus is still spreading.

Instead of tattle telling on your neighbour be more proactive with telling our Government that they need to implement across board advice regarding cross contamination and how long it stays on surfaces and about asymptomatic carriers.  Tell your Government that more than just NHS frontline workers need PPE. Care workers, shop people, anyone who is regularly going out for their work and not working from home. Staff should be taking regular handwashing breaks/glove changing for their own safety and wearing proper masks. I actually really feel everyone should be wearing proper masks and gloves. No one should be a lottery on living or dying.

The 3 weeks is up soon and it seems the estimated few weeks has become much longer than weeks and most likely will be months.

I now personally know people with underlying health issues who have died as young as 65 and people with no underlying health issues being ventilated ahe 47, or in a very serious condition, sadly some children are dying too.  I now know people who have had the mild symptoms and it's been hell and some it's been a breeze. I don't personally know anyone who has it asymptomatically and is still spreading the virus because ASYMPTOMATIC 

We still can't get effective test, tests are arriving already infected, apparently common with new tests. Testing is unreliable and doesn't give a full enough picture.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/health-51943612

Some still not taking it seriously. 

Government not doing enough soon enough compared to other countries. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/coronavirus-deaths-rise-signs-progress-live-updates-200409231002574.html

Out and about a few more people wearing gloves and masks but not enough IMO

It kind of feels we are rather easily slipping into a totalitarian state. 

Also I am trying to track Scotland figures, but they keep changing the goal posts and I'm totally convinced the numbers cannot possibly be accurate because there is no proper testing and people who are getting it mild are not counted in the final figures of the day for Scottish Government statistics only hospital patients are.

The whole thing is a crazy rammy where nobody knows exactly what's going on because we are living it in real time and it changes daily, sometimes hourly and unless you have an entire day to be able to just research, then how can we know wtf is really going on. Hence lack of sleep once kids are in bed.

China has reported no new deaths but they've already said that before. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/07/828827326/china-reports-its-first-day-with-no-new-covid-19-deaths

Stay at home more.

What else can we do? 

I need sleep. 

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