Wow, week 26! I can’t believe we’re half way through the year. 2020 will definitely go down in all our memories as one of the weirdest ones we’ve ever had. We might be half way through the year but it really doesn’t feel like it after spending the last three months almost entirely in our house!
A little bit of something like normality has returned this week though as Gabe went back to school this morning! When the government first said that Reception children would be able to go back from the 1st of June we said we wouldn’t be sending Gabe back until Toby could go too.
But then our local council told schools here they shouldn’t take children back for a few more weeks and in the end the boys’ school only reopened for Reception last week. After thinking about it we decided it would be best for Gabe to go back for a few weeks before the holidays. It’s been getting harder and harder to get him to do any learning at home, which has also meant it’s been difficult to help Toby with his work too.
Perhaps most importantly, when we thought about it if Gabe didn’t go back until September he would have been off school for almost as long as he went in the first place. Hopefully a few weeks now will mean it is less of a shock to the system when he has to go back in September.
After a bit of upset because he was worried about going to school when corona virus is still around, Gabe has been pretty excited to go back and I was very pleased that he went back in without any fuss at all this morning. He’s only doing 9:15 to 2:45 from Monday to Thursday so hopefully won’t be too tired – we’ll see when I go and pick him up in a few hours!
And while Gabe is at school, Toby and I will have plenty of time to concentrate on doing a bit more learning than we have been. Although this morning it’s mostly consisted of watching loads of episodes of Operation Ouch on iPlayer!
That’s all from me for this week anyway, I hope you’re keeping safe and staying sane, and I’ll be back next week with another Living Arrows post.
This is my eighth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .
If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.