After a terrific weekend of celebration last weekend for Jimmy’s birthday it felt a little flat on Monday morning to be back at school and Jimmy did not cope with the adjustment from fun to work well. We had a bit of a meltdown on the first day of the week but with a promise of a 4 day week for the VE Day bank holiday Friday it soon got better.
I think we struggle to make the differentiation from week days to weekends as being at home all the time still doesn’t feel normal for them to be doing school work. We are getting there but it’s a mighty tricky thing that I think parents all over the world are finding. I think we will have a whole new appreciation for teachers in general and I hope, friends of mine who have moaned in the past about how much time off they get, might realise how hard they work and that the time off is totally needed! I grew up with my Mum as a teacher so I think I have always appreciated them on the whole (give or take the odd rogue eejit) but now even more than ever. I know 100% it’s not a job I could do myself, it’s not a job I AM doing myself (not with any clarity at least)! Thakfully Jonny is on hand and he DOES get it, he’s going to be a brilliant teacher. He’s still having to work hard on his course which is why I am having to do some of the teaching more’s the pity!
The weather has mainly been sunny, especially over the bank holiday when it was like being in the med but without a pool, and we have enjoyed our outdoor walks and bike rides – one of which was 14 miles long! We absolutely need them but i’m not sure how much I like the new guidelines that we can now drive to places and have as much time outside as we like. There will be people who take that to mean it’s all systems go and it’s not. It’s still very frightening! The news is showing signs of the virus numbers going in the right direction and BoJo has offered this plan for easing lockdown but it isn’t totally clear. I feel he is appeasing the people who want to get back to normal but by doing that is putting us at risk. I think his political party as a whole only really care about the wealthy, in my opinion I think they are quite happy for deaths of the elderly and infirm as long as it doesn’t hit their wallets. I want to do my bit by being more cautious, as I think he should be advising everyone to be, and if that means staying home for a while longer yet then I am beyond happy to do so. We just want to be safe and I’m worried. I can’t deny it. I am.
Anyway, onto looking back at the week’s best bits (there was also the mother of all arguments – Jonny and me – but we won’t try to remember that) with my tribe!