1. Randy Baker

    We are well into the third week of being housebound. Well, my teenage daughter and I have been for 3 weeks. My wife only had a 1 1/2 before returning to work. Her workplace wasn’t required to completely shut down. There are definitely challenges to being on lockdown this long. Fortunately, the meltdowns have been few and far between. The up side is that this is the most quality time we have all had together since…maybe ever. These tips you’ve provided are handy, though. Probably need to keep them in my back pocket, in case things start to unravel.

    • RhondaLeigh

      Hi Randy, thanks for visiting my website.  It sure would have been wonderful to be forced to stay home when my kids were younger.  Now, during this lock down, I am separated from them.  It’s been really hard, especially since we had to cancel our week-long trip to visit with our grandsons.  So I really wish I was cooped up with the kids now.  But it’s great you and your daughter are getting along during this time.  Isn’t it great that we are appreciating our families now more than ever?  You must be doing a great job raising your kiddo, if there have been few melt-downs in that amount of time.  Best of luck to you and keep up the good work!  Thanks again for your comments.  RhondaLeigh

  2. Adyns68

    Being on top of each other 24/7 is not easy. And kids don’t get along all the time, I always ask my nieces where can I unplug you, LOL. I think you are a very kind and patient Mum, and you really handled that we tact and love.

    I try to share time with my nieces but they are so jealous, you can’t do anything with one and be left alone, even if the other was playing her game, once you start having fun here, she will join you. Now, in that case, how do you get some alone time with one kid over the other?

    • RhondaLeigh

      Hello Adyns68, thank you so much for reading my post.  Yes, I agree, that’s how my kids were, jealous of ever second the other got with Mom.  I wasn’t home much, because I worked full time.  But, when I was home, I would assign reading to one while I worked or played with the other kid.  Reading time was spent in a room away from where I was.  The other thing I did was to have Dad take one while I took the other, and we would go for a walk or play outside, while Dad entertained the other kid.  Hard to say what I would do now, faced with this mandatory lock down, because this type of thing has never happened before, at least in my lifetime.  So…we do what we can and adapt.  Thanks again for reading and sharing your insights.  RhondaLeigh

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