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Dad Worked Such Long Hours

Dad worked such long hours
“Dad worked such long hours... how did you do it alone for so long?”
Mum tilted her head and thought a while.
“We had an excursion each day. We did the groceries or met someone at a park, went to playgroup and swimming. And we had excellent neighbours.”
I thought of the weeks and months we’ve spent staying home
The parks we visit early before the crowds
Play dates postponed for the slightest of sniffles
The groceries done by click and collect because b…

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Lockdown Was Easier Than This

ungrateful cow
At the risk of sounding like an ungrateful cow... lockdown was easier than this.
Not necessarily better, but definitely easier.
I know I’m in the acute minority for whom this is the case, how beyond fortunate I am, how this might sound hugely selfish or plain ridiculous to some, but it’s true for me.
During lockdown, my partner was working from home on reasonably flexible hours.
For me as a stay-home, work-in-pockets-of-time parent, those few months of lockdown were…

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