We’re back in lockdown again and back to home-schooling for Sophie. I was very thankful that we had an inset day on Monday – although I’d already made the decision that Sophie would not be going back to school on Tuesday before the PM made his announcement on Monday evening.
Home-schooling has been quite different this time around so far. Sophie’s school were good with providing weekly work last time, but this time is much more structured. She has to register online via Zoom each day, and we have a list of tasks to complete each day which is then uploaded to Purple Mash so her teacher can keep track of what she has been learning. The first couple of days have been a bit overwhelming, trying to keep on top of Sophie’s schoolwork whilst also working from home and trying to keep Thomas entertained. Hopefully we will settle into the new routine soon.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 1 – I am grateful for this kind and caring little girl of mine who has been wonderful today. She’s given me cuddles, read me stories, entertained her brother and brought me things I needed when I’ve needed to lie down and wait for the giddiness to pass. The vertigo is gradually improving though and I’ve managed to do bedtime tonight so fingers crossed for feeling more normal again tomorrow.
- Day 2 – I am grateful for some preloved books being passed on to Sophie.
- Day 3 – I am grateful for feeling much better and being able to get outside in the garden again.
- Day 4 – I am grateful for food deliveries.
- Day 5 – I am grateful for help with taking the Christmas decorations down.
- Day 6 – I am grateful for the postal service, especially when it brings belated Christmas presents!
- Day 7 – I am grateful for leaves and sticks. Sophie made herself a nature wand during our break time this morning.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Thomas being engrossed in putting together his PAW Patrol jigsaws. He can now manage a 24-piece jigsaw by himself.
- Baking cake with Sophie.
- Sophie’s picture of the three kings for Epiphany.
- Thomas amazing us by telling us “4 plus 3 plus 2 equals 9!”
- Sophie’s lovely new light-up narwhal slippers.