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Helenj1977 Fri 26-Jun-20 17:37:34

Just that really. Dp wfh and is busy. Older dc are home schooling but are able to do so themselves.

It's just me and our 19mo who is getting harder by the day.

With a second peak being talked about in September time there is just no hope is there?

I've started shopping again this week but that's not the same.

I'm a SAHM but hate it! I just miss routine, school runs and the general hustle and bustle of our normal life.

Anyone else the same? Any tips?

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Lostnameperson Fri 26-Jun-20 19:10:07

I work 10 hour days while trying to home school. I would bloody love bored being an option.
Introduce some routine?
Learn something new?
Rake up a part time course?
Do some exercise?
The possibilities are endless.

Enjoy what you’ve got, you don’t realise how lucky you are.

BillywilliamV Fri 26-Jun-20 19:16:07

I absolutely agree with you OP. I work 4 days a week.from home, I am learning the piano, I exercise every day .. and Iam bored shitless!!!

dementedma Fri 26-Jun-20 19:18:01

WFH but yes, bored shitless here too. Done the baking, going for walks, gardening, reading books... bored, bored, bored!

magicmallow Fri 26-Jun-20 19:19:51

move a room around, to give you a bit of inspiration. Buy something nice for the room to cheer you up!

get out of the house as often as you can - a walk around the block or similar. Leave the house early!

Start to plan your ideal lifestyle - and use the time to work out how to achieve it - bored in your job? want to become an illustrator? start your own youtube channel? learn french? start an online course?

budgeting - think of all the money you are saving - and make a plan for how to use it well.

declutter like mad! 5 minute intervals to break the day up and achieve something positive whilst you are at it.

Helenj1977 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:25:58

I know I sound like a right bitch because I don't work but I'd love to have that structure right now.

Dd only sleeps an hour a day. She's hard work and I'm stuck with her. I can't leave her in a room, she climbs everything!!

It's just so boring. Reading that cases are rising isn't helping, it puts me off going anywhere.

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Layladylay234 Fri 26-Jun-20 20:12:25

I'm with you. I have a 4 week old who's lovely but fuck me,I feel like a 1950s housewife being in the house all day,cleaning,putting Another wash on,hanging it out...bloody groundhog Day.

And you're right,shopping isn't the same. We go for walks in the local area but I'd just love to be able to go out to our shopping centre with her without queue or feel anxious or constantly trying to figure out if I'm 2 metres away. I know the community levels are low now but it still plays on your mind.

I'd love swimming pools and parks and reflexologista to be opened. We went to the zoo for my son's birthday last week and even that was crap. The one way system was rubbish and all the indoor enclosures were shut.

The whole thing is just crap and boring.

B9008 Fri 26-Jun-20 20:25:29

Reminds me of the Young Ones episode Boring. Groundhog Day every day and I’m working from home all day with a 10 year old who can’t be arsed doing any schoolwork. Brilliant.

LockdownLou Fri 26-Jun-20 22:02:42

Oh yes OP. I am SO bored. I can’t get a minutes peace from my small ones to learn something new and the walks are now boring as hell.

I’ve literally never been so bored in my whole entire life.

BrieAndChilli Fri 26-Jun-20 22:05:58

I know how you feel. I think it’s because before we were so busy all week rushing around with work and school
And activities and the spending the weekend cleaning, going to the shops for things kids had grown out of etc that the time we did have to watch TV, read, bake etc seemed lovely. Now we have all the time to do it it’s just boring!

Ineedanewusername Fri 26-Jun-20 22:13:19

22 month old here and wfh. I hear you op. Its really hard to entertain a toddler. I am trying to be positive and say everything will go back to normal.

ohthegoats Fri 26-Jun-20 22:17:19

Teacher here, bored titless.

Working every day 8 - 5 min. Do the school run for my child, make videos, reply to emails, stare at screen endlessly.

No possibility - can't plan anything fun. Work never goes away because it's on my kitchen table.

emmathedilemma Fri 26-Jun-20 23:39:49

Also bored. Working from home but it's not the same as interacting with people in the office. It's literally an eat, sleep, work, exercise, repeat every god damn day........highlight of the week is picking up the supermarket shop! I'm used to being home to eat dinner and go to bed, seeing lots of different people a week, travelling at weekends, this is beyond mind numbingly boring and in a strange way exhausting!

Helenj1977 Sat 27-Jun-20 11:29:03

I'm glad it's not just me but also sad.

Hayday is back on my phone and they kills a bit of time 😂 I've stopped baking because it makes me fatter!

Coronavirus can do one now. I fear for a very long winter though 😢

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Rainbowqueeen Sat 27-Jun-20 12:59:29

Podcasts?
Make DH take the toddler during his lunch break and you get some time to yourself.

Fitness blender for exercise

New dinner recipes

Get a paddling pool if you don’t already have one for toddler
Can you try to get tickets to a national trust property?
But yes it’s hideous.

Catastrofuck Sat 27-Jun-20 13:06:45

People forget that with small children you don’t have time to do many leisure or educational activities for yourself. It’s the lack of contrast that is so dull.

IcedPurple Sat 27-Jun-20 13:15:30

Bored and depressed.

I live alone which I love and am the type who can happily live a quiet, at home existence which others might find boring but I don't. But this is the time of year when normally I get enough social interaction and travel to sustain me for the rest of the year, so I'm finding it hard.

I work 10 hour days while trying to home school. I would bloody love bored being an option

Maybe this isn't the thread for you then.

Catastrofuck Sat 27-Jun-20 13:19:33

The thing is you can be both busy and bored

Waxonwaxoff0 Sat 27-Jun-20 13:20:45

Furloughed here, single parent of a 7 year old. Bored as fuck. Sick of baking and walking around the same park every day.

TheShapeJaper Sat 27-Jun-20 14:15:35

Same here. Have never been bored in my life but I am officially bored shitless now.

QuornHub Sat 27-Jun-20 14:19:18

Me too. Bored to tears.

My life for the last three and a half months has been lived within a mile and a half radius of my home. I have been to the same two supermarkets and walked the same streets for exercise and had no conversations with anyone other than DH and DD. Weekends used to be something to look forward to - now they're just more of the same. We live in a tiny flat with no outside space and we've no car so getting about anywhere for a change of scenery isn't possible (we're avoiding public transport as I have a health condition and don't want to risk it). And dragging home two shopping trolleys full of stuff for three adults and a cat (I used to use the bus and do lots of smaller shops in various places to spread it out, before) is getting knackering and tedious.

The worst thing is being unable to plan for fun future stuff. This is the time of year when me and DH usually go away on trips, festivals and so on. We plan stuff all the way up until autumn, and then we start thinking about Christmas. This year there are no trips, gigs or festivals and it looks as if Christmas will be very different. The idea of this being life for months on end is enough to drive me mad.

BikerWife Sat 27-Jun-20 14:27:34

It's such a crap situation OP flowers

My children are grown up, if this had happened when they were small I don't know how I would have coped, parents with dc at home through this need a medal!

I'm a nurse working frontline NHS and yes I feel lucky to have a job and also to see my colleagues every day for social interaction but all the lovely outside of work things that are cancelled and the fact we haven't been able to see friends and family mean I've had plenty of time feeling bored too... And not a nice time to relax 'bored' but a low motivation & miserable 'bored'.

mum2jakie Sat 27-Jun-20 18:53:25

Even with working throughout, life is still pretty boring and monotonous! I think part of the issue has been not being able to book things to look forward to. Feels a bit better now there are timescales for more things reopening and we have a holiday booked that should be going ahead.

The kids are bored shitless unfortunately and absolutely sick of the sight of each other!

DivisionBelles Sat 27-Jun-20 19:01:33

I'm bored stupid. I had a hysterectomy three weeks ago, so I'm not working, can't drive and not allowed to do very much at all for another couple of weeks. There is only so much daytime TV I can take. I know exactly what time it is by the programme that is on the telly. I can go for gentle short walks, but it's been raining today.

My DC are grown up, but one is wfh upstairs and the other studenty one doesn't get up until midday. DH is at work and I'm just totally fed up with everything.

SpnBaby1967 Sat 27-Jun-20 19:20:56

I work full time from home & have 3 primary school age children and I'm bloody bored too. Not because I can't find something to occupy myself, because I can, but because I know that all the things we would go out and do as a family are even cancelled or subject to fucking queues and bastard social distancing so about as much fun as a drill to the head.

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