Throughout the lockdown, I had been looking forward to this week. Marking the children’s first full week of the summer holidays. As well as What The Dad Said’s first holiday since the February half term having worked throughout the lockdown. A much-needed chance for us to reconnect and enjoy time together.
Although the children have more or less been at home since mid-March, the school summer holidays are a welcome milestone this week. The learning from home and preschool runs are on hold until September. I’m not sure whether or not they will be back then or not. It’s seven weeks away and a lot can happen in that time.
The school holidays are within touching distance, just two more days to go. Roo finished on Friday, whilst Tigger has two more days of homeschooling still to complete, with Piglet still attending preschool. A very different end to the school year but it will be nice to not have to worry about having to complete school work from home.
I’m struggling this week with what to say, what to do and whether there is any light at the end of the tunnel. Which sounds far more dramatic than it truly is, however, it is how I am feeling.
Time to say goodbye to June and hello to July! Another new month started whilst life continues in lockdown. The restrictions are easing with a load of places and businesses able to reopen from yesterday. We haven’t rushed to the pub, a restaurant or attractions and possibly won’t be for a while yet. However, it is good in some ways to see a little bit of normality returning to the world around us.
As the days. weeks and months of lockdown have passed. It’s been interesting to see the different ways we have adapted our lives and things we have been doing to occupy our time. After looking through social media throughout lockdown I have started to question whether I am missing out on the full lockdown experience.
To mark 100 days of lockdown I thought I’d do a special catch up to give an insight into how our lives have changed and how we are coping with this extended period at home.
What a week full of lockdown restriction changes – or should that be now guidance rather than you must follow/adhere…
Despite my concerns, last weekend I made the decisions to see whether they still had space available for her to return to preschool. Which they did and everything was arranged yesterday for her to return today. I know that this is the best choice for her, more so than her siblings who are older and able to find other ways to entertain themselves.
The first few weeks of lockdown we slowly adjusted our usual busy schedules to a new normal of being at home. Managing to switch school runs and after school activities for homeschooling and exploring the garden. As time has gone on we no longer think of ourselves in lockdown as such – this is simply just our life now.