Day 22: ‘I can’t imagine how my boys see the world right now. The things they have seen and heard make them want to avoid everyone and not leave the house’

Contributor: Mark

“When will we see the sea again?” That was a question posed by one of my twins this weekend. It was a fair question. We were supposed to be seeing the sea. Instead they got socially-isolated walking in Western Park. I can’t begin to imagine how my boys are seeing the world right now. They hate the socially-isolated walking because the things they have seen and heard make them want to avoid everyone and not leave the house.

In an effort to get them outside, and also to avoid people, we took an early morning walk through Western Park. What I never really appreciated was the vastness of the space we have just off Hinckley Road. This map taken from the council website shows how you could easily take a long walk there:

Western Park, Leicester

I feel bad that we have missed a family holiday and my boys won’t see the sea this time but I’m appreciating what we have nearby, finding new places to walk and, most importantly, staying healthy.