From Bo

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I’m Bo. Leila Bo. I’m 8 years old. I am in year three and I am stuck at home.

It’s really weird being stuck at home. My family is talking about Covid 19, we are talking about so many different things than we used to. 

Lots of things are different, such as:

  1. I don’t get to see my friends at school anymore.
  2. I don’t get to see my grandma anymore.
  3. I have to stay home and not go to school or anywhere else.
  4. The government is making us stay home from school if we can.
  5. People are getting more and more protective.
  6. We have to wash our hands a lot.
  7. We never used to take our shoes off when we get home but now we have to.
  8. I have to wait in the car when my mum goes to get something from the shop.

I feel really scared about all of this. I’m worried that covid 19 might spread to my family. The more that people try to tell people about how bad it is, and then that’s all we are talking about. Then everyone is just talking about all the bad stuff. And that makes people more scared. That makes me worried.

My grandma is in self isolation because she has bad stuff in her knee that could make it worse if she got the virus. We need to protect her so she doesn’t get sick and it doesn’t make her knee worse.

It’s good being home with my mum. We get to hang out all day together which I like. We get to do cool things like using the internet to answer our questions. Like how big do Giant Squid grow and how do they make babies. They are red. My mum thought they were white. She was wrong. 

I like staying home. I don’t like going to the shops so I’m glad that I don’t have to do that any more. And besides, it protects us from getting sick.

I like that I get to see my mum all day and every day and I get to sleep in. I don’t sleep in. But I could if I wanted to.

I am wondering about all the other kids stuck at home right now. I wonder what everyone else is doing at home and if they are having fun?



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  • April 1, 2020 - 10:26 am

    Kathy Aylward - Hi Bo lovely to see you are enjoying the extra time with your Mum. I used to love reading your Mum’s blog when you were a little tiny girl and always loved your Mum’s photos…see is good at taking pictures. It is good we are all staying at home to make sure everyone is safe however it is hard not to see your friends or go to school everyday. One day you will be able to look back and say when I was 8 I got to stay home with my Mum and do school on the computer like a country kid. Stay safe – hope you are still growing some veggies.ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 11:16 am

    Joanne - Mmmm…. Stuck at home or safe at home??? It sounds like you are having fun trying old and new things. Have you been video chatting with your grandma and friends? George is liking sleeping in too. He doesn’t sleep in but he could if he wanted. Keep writing xxx Joanne (George’s mum)ReplyCancel

    • April 1, 2020 - 11:30 am

      Sash - Hi Joanne! How is George? I hope he is good. And Harvey too. We are video chatting with friends and family a lot. What is George doing for fun?ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 11:19 am

    Katya - Hi Leila Bo,
    I love that you have started a blog. Writing and reading are always great things to do and they help us understand ourselves and each other.
    Its ok that things are different and its ok that its hard too. This will be a weird time for everyone, at least we’re all in it together.
    I haven’t seen your Mum for a very long time but we studied together in Melbourne years ago. I met you once – years ago as well – and I’m so happy you’re continuing to be amazing.
    Sending you and your Mum heaps of love.
    Keep writing!

  • April 1, 2020 - 1:50 pm

    KATE HEASLIP - Way to go Leila Bo
    love TWO

  • April 1, 2020 - 1:53 pm

    Reannon - Hey Bo!

    I have 3 kids at home & the eldest one is still going to work. None of the kids who have to stay home really like it, they’d rather go to school & see their friends. I think they like being able to cook a yummy lunch every day, having time in their iPads in the afternoon (but only if they clean up their mess) & doing lots of craft. One of my kids is in year 12 so he isn’t doing craft, he is doing school work but also helps by looking after the other 2 while I go to work.

    I think it’s nice that you like spending time with your mum.

    And I can imagine it must seem really scary & that hearing everyone talk about the bad stuff going on can make things worse. My boy Blake, who will turn 7 in 3 weeks, is really angry with the virus & also gets sick of hearing about it. Just remember how lucky you are to have a mum who is helping you stay safe & healthy.

    Enjoy your time at home Bo!ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 2:55 pm

    Angela - Hi Leila Bo!

    Loved your Blog!! What an excellent writing and a great way of documenting this time for you, your family and the world.

    Glad to hear your enjoying this time, live it up cause it won’t last for ever.

    I think we are very lucky to be with our loved ones. Today my son built a cubby out of blankets and table. now he has a parents free space. Which is a ok in my books.

    Look forward to your next post.ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 5:38 pm

    Amber - Hey BO! Miss you crazy cat!
    Tallen is listening to a lot of Harry Potter audio books and getting very creative with his drawings! He flows me around the house a lot but also plays with Bodhi and Ayda! Zoom chats with the crew are funny!
    We are cooking so much good food what’s fun and yummy!
    We did some cool white roses in food colouring trick today if you haven’t done it it’s a fun easy one! Also if you want to get tricky you can split the stems and put each side in a different colour 😉 stay wild xxReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 7:10 pm

    Jeannie Bruce - Hi Bo! I used to read your Mommys blog all the time. I am so happy to see your blog post today. It is the happy that I needed to make me smile!ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2020 - 7:16 pm

    Melissa Manson - Hello Bo! We haven’t met but I’ve enjoyed watching you grow. I grew up with your grandma in King City. Has she told you about King City?
    We’re doing the same thing in the United States as you are… staying home. I’m home with my dog. We go for walks in the woods and play in the yard. Like you, she doesn’t like the shops so I do that by myself when I have to.
    Hope you keep finding fun things to learn about.ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2020 - 11:29 am

    Pearl - Hi Bo,

    My name is Pearl. I am 7 years old, I live in the Gascoyne, in a small town by the sea. I am stuck at home too.

    I feel good because I don’t have to go to school. I get to play and paint all day. I have a big squishy pug, it’s a squishy soft toy. It’s name is Sparkle Bows.

    I love cats, animals, nature, MLP (My Little Pony) and trips to the river or beach with my family. I also love holidays.

    I am in year 2.ReplyCancel

    • April 12, 2020 - 12:35 pm

      Sash - Hi Pearl!

      Thanks for sending me a message! We like lots of the same stuff. Your soft toy sounds cool. I have a real dog. He is not really squishy but he is fluffy. His name is Jakey. I also like going to the beach.

      Love Leila.ReplyCancel

  • April 7, 2020 - 1:37 pm

    Aimar - Hello,

    My name is Aimar, I’m also 8 years old. I live in Terrassa (Spain, near Barcelona). I am also stuck at home. Today is day 25. I miss my friends a lot. We meet in hangouts and each day we dress up as something we decided the day before. Tomorrow we’ll dress up as DJs.

    What things are you researching with your mum? I am interested in birds. What birds do you have in Australia? Which is one is your favorite? Mine is the peregrine falcon, it’s the fastest animal in the world.

    Thank you,


    • April 12, 2020 - 12:37 pm

      Sash - Hi Aimar,

      Spain is very far away! It’s cool to hear from you! I have never been to Spain, what is it like there? I like animals. I am always doing research about different animals. At the moment I’m interested in Narwhals. We have lots of birds here. In our backyard. We have pink and grey cockatoos, and willy wag tails and rainbow lorikeets too. We like watching them play in the trees. We found one on our grass. But it died. It was sick I think.

      I hope you aren’t too bored today.


  • April 9, 2020 - 4:19 pm

    Aimar - Hello Leila Bo,

    I am Aimar, I live in Terrassa (Spain) and I am also 8.
    We have been indoors for 27 days today, we don’t have a garden so my grandmother bought a trampoline for me and my sister so we could jump. We also cook, read books, do arts and crafts and sometimes get bored. I want this virus to go away soon.

    I miss school the most, I love going to school with my friends.

    I love birds, what kind of birds are there in Australia? We have a friend that sends us a photo of a bird everyday and we have to guess it’s name. I am pretty good at it.


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