For others it has been business as usual, going out to work, but with the additional challenges of taking measures to keep safe in the workplace and ensuring their children are cared for.
Either way, for many, visiting older parents has been completely out of the question, aside from perhaps a delivery drop of groceries to the doorstep, or a virtual video call, often being greeted with the sight of an ear!
As the country slowly gets permission to start to return to daily activities and interaction with others, we are all a bit tentative about what is the right thing to do and when. Nobody really knows the answers and quite often the restrictions are conflicting and confusing. However, it is more important than ever to mark occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, to show our appreciation and love for our parents and indeed for our children to learn to do the same!