Although we are still very much missing being able to see family and friends, it is so good to be able to stay connected thanks to technology. I’ve been having conversations with my mum almost every day through FaceTime and Sunday nights have become group family chat nights with my siblings, nieces and nephews joining in. Sophie and Thomas have both been able to enjoy their usual classes with Sophie doing her ballet class and dance and drama class via Zoom and Thomas’s Tiny Talk and French classes both being streamed on Facebook each week. I love that Sophie is able to join in with Tiny Talk and French too (although it doesn’t work quite so well when Thomas tries to join in with Sophie’s classes!)
We’ve also been able to join in with Zoom meetings with other families from Halo Children’s Foundation and Sophie got to join in a dance class with them last weekend too. We’re busy at weekends preparing for and streaming our weekly church services and we’re now having weekly prayer meetings via Zoom too. We’ve also been joining in with various groups of friends doing online quizzes, which is great fun. How strange and amazing it is to have so many events and activities going on without having to leave our home!
It’s not as good as being able to have that physical contact with other people, of course. I miss being able to see my friends and give them a hug. But we are able to stay connected with our friends and family remotely at least and I am so very thankful for that.
Things that have made me smile this week
- Thomas doing headstands on the sofa while watching CBeebies.
- Having a socially-distanced chat when dropping off a couple of things to a friend.
- Going for a family walk as part of the 2.6 challenge to raise money for Little Hearts Matter.
- Sophie, Thomas and Daddy re-enacting the Three Billy Goats Gruff while out on our fundraising walk.
- Picking dandelions and making dandelion honey (it tastes amazing!)
- Being given a box of chocolates that hubby had stored in the garage for either Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day and had forgotten about!
- Watching Sophie and Thomas drawing together outside.
- The way Thomas says “a-wook!” (“look!”) when he wants you to look at something. It’s my favourite one of his toddler mispronunciations so far.
- Listening to the giggles when Sophie and Thomas play together.
- Watching Thomas napping on the sofa in the afternoons.
- Making cardboard butterfly wings with Sophie.
- Finding the CD with Jessica’s Tapestry entries from her Reception year at school and looking through all the photos of her with her school friends.