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Diary of our COVID 19 Lockdown | week 15

I started this Diary review at the beginning of the lockdown to capture what was happening, what or emotions were at the time, and what we thought of it. We are approaching 4 months now since the kids have been a school and I have been at work the whole time as I’m a key worker.

Piglet Returns to School

This week was a continuation of many from recent weeks but with one big difference, Piglet returned to school, we were asked a couple of weeks ago from the school whether she would be returning to her re school class, which is at Tiggers School, however, we initially said no as at the time it didn’t really feel worth it, and we were still unsure the risks etc, but as a couple of weeks go back and more changes to the country at the beginning week we debated it, Our big thing though was piglet was getting a little bored and our worry for her development, someone whos 4 or 5 are still learning the social skills, and educational skills, whereas Roo and Tigger can be self-reliant a lot more, es they are getting little bored but they know they can still play together or speak to friends, or game and have there homeschooled. Piglet just doesn’t understand that all and the type of girl she is, she needs that pushing, the creativity, the interaction with others as well as that structure and learning at school, there’s only so much you can do, so she’s back, from the middle of the week, and so far she loved it, she had been mentioning her friends and teacher lots so when she went back she was so pleased to see them all.

Balancing

I’m still at work and of course, as I’ve mentioned before lockdown for many is over, with the weather split in the tail end of warm and then the beginning of some milder weather it made a refreshing change, but for people they were still out in force, my worry is with the next couple of weeks with things opening up, people will almost certainly abolish the stay safe rules, some might not but many will do whatever they want. We are still selling our old house, needless to say, it’s us, and we always have issues so its no surprise this is taking time with seemingly every obstacle possible this year with it.

I’ve tried to work on balance for all of us at home, gaming for me and the kids while working, and with Boo reading and chilling when she’s not working, which is still painfully slow. Next week is a continued balance as we try to integrate the kids to the outside, but also a final push towards ending their school work with less than a month of the actual term left, along with some family time and leisure time, film nights twice a week have been our favourite thing of the last 15 weeks, we were doing several before but we now do 2 a week and this is guaranteed family time.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    It sounds like things are changing for you now. I’ve seen a few people sending their kids back from my friends and I think for some it is definitely a good idea, many kids thrive in school, while others find different ways better.

    July 2, 2020 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Smith

    It is hard to get the right balance isn’t it? I completely understand you sending Piglet back – there’s only so much that can be done at home and sometimes they just need the school.

    July 2, 2020 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I am glad that the situation there is doing better. Kids really need to interact with other kids their age. It is important for their emotional development. However, in my country, we are still on community quarantine and schools have shifted to online learning to keep the kids safe. Hopefully by the middle of the school year, they’d start blended learning (only one or two days a week at school and the rest is online learning at home.)

    July 3, 2020 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Niraj Shah

    It is really good that your child is going back to school! I can only imagine how disruptive things must have been for schools due to this pandemic

    July 3, 2020 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse

    Film nght is the perfect antidote to all of this odd time I think. Mine have been back at school too but today is the last day so I’m panicking about all the summer weeks we have stretching ahead of us!

    July 3, 2020 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    I wish that I went back to school before term finishes but sadly not and have to wait till September to see my teachers and friends in a new year group at Junior school. It’s really tough for kids to be stuck at home x

    July 3, 2020 at 11:47 am
  • Reply Kara Guppy

    Living in Bournemouth, the rules have been (mostly) adhered to by the locals, but sadly not by the visitors. All mine are back to school now which is a huge relief

    July 3, 2020 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Yeah Lifestyle

    Sounds like a week with new changes for you. My daughter has just gone back to school as well and although it was a hard decision for me to make, she has totally enjoyed seeing her friends and going back to some sort of normality.

    July 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    These have been trying times for us all but especially for people with kids as home schooling must have been hard work . It’s good to know that you have a regular routine for family time.

    July 3, 2020 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    It’s been such a hard and strange time for everyone. School became mandatory again in France 2 weeks ago so my son went back to which I think he has enjoyed. Summer holidays now, so will be interesting to see if there are as many tourists as last year. I hope people remain careful

    July 4, 2020 at 6:14 am
  • Reply Playdays and Runways

    It’s nice that some of the children have been able to return to school and see their friends before Summer break

    July 12, 2020 at 7:23 am
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