First time posting here. Generally, I am the strong one, the positive one, the Pollyanna if you wish. Each time there is another disappointment, another issue, I am the one finding the silver lining. Yes, we are in lockdown again, but we are better off than many others. We live in the best country in the world, everything which is being done is in our best interests ...
After yesterday's announcement, the tears have come often. The disappointment of planned activities being cancelled because of lockdown has made me more upset than it should. Far worse, however, is the cumulative effect these restrictions are having on our young people.
My grandchildren are suffering. It breaks my heart to know that one (aged 15) is giving up. He is not logging on to online learning, can't get out of bed, can't see any point in study. One (aged 14) asked her mother when she would be able to resume face-to-face schooling (her mental health is already compromised so she is considered to be at risk) as she was finally 'ready' to try again to face the world, only to learn of these latest restrictions. She returned to her room & her bed.
This, & far worse, is happening in many, many families. I don't know what the solution might be, have no suggestions. I am just feeling hopeless.