What has 2020 taught you?

(132 Posts)
NoEffingWay Wed 23-Dec-20 15:50:30

I have learnt to appreciate the small things, to let old grievances go, to love my dp and ds openly and freely, that kindness is invaluable and to be thankful for all I have.

It turns out all I needed I had anyway, but didn't realise.

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lilfoxfur Wed 23-Dec-20 15:56:31

That life is so fragile and that all the times I was invited out and cancelled due to being tired/skint/insert insipid excuse here/ .. I should have gone.

That things don't matter. People are what matters.

EggBobbin Wed 23-Dec-20 16:07:11

The Tories are happier than even I thought to neglect the vulnerable.

Extreme wealth insulates you from most of the hardest things- look at how out of touch Rita Ora/Kardashians etc seem.

I’m glad I’m not younger and trying to build a life. I’ve got a steady career job with a reliable employer and an adequately sized home. From that nice safe base, I really just need my DC and DH to be here and be ok.

sweetchristmastime Wed 23-Dec-20 16:09:08

If my children are happy I'm happy

sausagepastapot Wed 23-Dec-20 16:10:25

I love my family more than anything. They make me happier than anything.

AgeLikeWine Wed 23-Dec-20 16:12:48

That getting up in the middle of the night to spend two hours driving to an airport in the dark, then the next two hours standing in queues is actually a privilege.

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 23-Dec-20 16:14:15

How lucky we are to have our home and our health, and our jobs

How few things we actually do as a family and has made us rethink how we spend our weekends in 2021- we did not change much in lockdown!

Me particularly: who my true friends are. Who actually cares for me.

How much I need a holiday next year!


Mommabear20 Wed 23-Dec-20 16:14:48

To quote Dumbledore 'happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one remembers to turn on the light' 🥰

BiggerBoat1 Wed 23-Dec-20 16:15:40

That my children are wonderful, resilient and that I love how happy they are in each other's company.

That we should be grateful what what we have and not stress the small stuff.

That this Government are devoid of any moral fibre.

motorcyclenumptiness Wed 23-Dec-20 16:34:46

Never to buy a cheap toilet seat

Sideorderofchips Wed 23-Dec-20 16:35:50

Don't trust people because they will stab you in the back.

itsgettingweird Wed 23-Dec-20 16:36:27

The government have no respect for teachers.

I'm not one.

InvincibleInvisibility Wed 23-Dec-20 16:39:09

That life as you know it can change from one day to another.

2020 has also taught me why DS1 (9) has always been such a difficult (though lovable) child (disabilities diagnosed). And that he's not lazy or not trying. He is trying so much harder than everyone else at every moment of the day, just to pass as a normal, average achieving child whereas his potential is so much higher if we can get him the support he needs.

ClutchingMyPearlsAppropriately Wed 23-Dec-20 16:42:23

Spinach! Spinach is food gold!

Discovered a sudden love taste and love for it.

ClutchingMyPearlsAppropriately Wed 23-Dec-20 16:42:50


Don't trust people because they will stab you in the back.

Oh and this too. This with sleigh bells on!!

catinb00tz Wed 23-Dec-20 16:43:38

That I am lazy grin

All those jobs I've never got round to doing aren't just because I'm so BUSY

9 months on my arse and I still haven't started any most of them

Truelymadlydeeplysomeonesmum Wed 23-Dec-20 16:45:44

That my dislike of handshakes, kissing or hugging is a blessing. Just thought I was a bit freaky. Turns out my natural instinct is psychic hmm

That I am actually a lot happier having a baby with no pressure to be going to baby classes and groups.

SomethingOnce Wed 23-Dec-20 17:03:44

That the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.

Belepheron Wed 23-Dec-20 17:24:52

That there is no end to the idiocy of the general public and it's a major achievement that human beings have managed to live with one another as long as we have.

nextdoorshush Wed 23-Dec-20 17:27:56

at least half the population are utter idiots

YakkityYakYakYak Wed 23-Dec-20 17:34:30

I’ve learned to appreciate walking and just being outdoors in general.

And I think I already knew this but it’s reinforced to me how important my family are. I’ve missed them all so much it’s unbearable, cannot wait to be able to make up for lost time.

PowerhouseOfTheCell Wed 23-Dec-20 18:39:17

We're all an island of idiots with a toilet paper fetish hmm

shamalidacdak Wed 23-Dec-20 20:23:26

My life was already quarantined
Governments hate the people they work for
Most humans are incredibly selfish and needy
Traveling is overrated
Money makes you immune to almost any problem

Toffeefee23 Wed 23-Dec-20 20:28:25

That my employer doesn’t care about me one bit. (3 months of WFH with a toddler and not once did manager ask how I was.... the answer? Frequently on the edge)

Wrenna Wed 23-Dec-20 20:32:03

Always be prepared with (careful gradual stockpiling, not hoarding)

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