Coming into week 8 and I wasn’t feeling terribly positive. THE statement was made by BoJo last night which basically doesn’t change much (good) but does hint that it could soon and I for one am not happy about it. Sending 5 year olds back to school? Really… But they are 5, how will they socially distance themselves and sending year six back because they need to make a transition to high school… Frankly I am pleased neither of my big two are in those years, reception, one or six and even if they were they would not be going back to school until I was certain that there was no threat of them being unsafe. It has irked me, it’s a political thing for the Conservative government, a financial and political endeavour and they, as always, have their own best interest at heart – I don’t believe they care much for the NHS with all their lip service having been just that and neither do I feel they care much about the people. As long as their wallets are in order then that’s all that matters – well not at my families expense it’s not and I will stand firm and do what’s best for us!
I simply am agog that teachers are being bashed and called lazy – if only the people saying this really knew how hard they are working, how they also put their lives on the line every day and how they absolutely want things back to normal. Right now teachers are either working from home organising their children’s lessons while looking after their own families or they are in school on the front line looking after key worker children and those who are vulnerable while ALSO looking after the on line learning of the children at home. I am furious that the government are putting some parents between a rock and a hard place and I am so pleased that i am not there and don’t have to make a decision to work therefore needing the children to go to school. It is unsafe to do so and I am frightened enough that Jonny has to go in! It is terrible, terrible and the worst I have felt about this the whole way through. Shame on anyone who voted for a Tory government and I hope people stand up to be counted and for them to change tack. Sending children back to school now is the wrong thing to do, yes the economy has to start running but wait until September when things may have changed and time will have helped to give clarity on what is safe in a school environment and what is not.
Anyway, aside from that and onto our week – despite the depressing start from the Prime Minister’s guidance on Sunday giving our Monday a grey colour, it also came with cooler temperatures and rain as if in mourning and sympathy. We have done our best, as always, to keep busy and occupied. No birthdays or bank holidays to take our mind off things and we have had to just get back to our new normal of schooling (HARD) and being as healthy as we can (no wine for me) and still getting outdoors to exercise! We had a tough beginning and there were ups and downs but by the end of the week with the sun starting to poke through and some big jobs in the house tackled (Raffie’s drawers and the windows cleaned – by me) I feel happier with the sunshine poking through again – I have my eyes on a 10ft pool for the garden, something to look forward to!