Lockdown Journal : 15 April 2020

I'm feeling really fed up and deflated today.

I coloured the girl's hair today with some purple dye I had in the cupboard. E's didn't take because her hair is so dark, despite leaving it on twice as long and T complained her colour wasn't bright enough.  So we put some hair chalk on instead and that kept them happy.

I actually put makeup on today, which made me feel a little better. More normal. I've had some clothes arrive from Simply Be but I haven't tried them on yet, I'm a bit worried in case they don't fit!

The girls are now in the garden. God, we would be finding this so much harder without the garden.  I've told them no mud, water or screaming. And of course, all I can hear is T screaming everything at the top of her lungs. Lovely!

E asked me again this morning when she can go back to school.  I think they could really do with a break from each other but if I suggest playing in their own rooms for a while, away from each other, neither wants to.  This is one of the reasons I'm keeping them to their usual bedtimes.  They go upstairs to their rooms at about 7.15 and they can play, read and watch TV before I turn them off an hour later. It gives them time alone, to wind down before bed and it gives me a little quiet time. Boy do I miss the quiet!

I've been doing a bit of reading up on fitness trackers today.  I really need to get one to give myself a kick up the bum and to see how much or little I am doing each day.  Despite our poor track record, I think I'll end up going with FitBit again.  Perhaps I'll look on eBay and see if I can get a cheaper one.

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