So at the end of last week both Toby and Gabe started coughing, and Gabe had a temperature too. I had had an awful cold all week (and several negative Covid tests) so I was hoping they just had my cold. I took them for PCR tests on Thursday morning and they had the day off school while we waited for the results.
Toby’s result came back negative at 7:40 on Friday morning, and apart from a bit of a cough he was feeling fine, so I took him to school with me. But because Gabe’s result hadn’t come back, he had to stay at home. It eventually came in at half 12 so Barry brought him to school then and he had a couple of hours in class to finish off the week. I guess I was a bit of a mean mum making him come into school, but he was feeling fine and Barry was trying to work with him at home so it made sense for him to come in.
It was lucky we were all OK by this weekend – on Saturday we had booked to go to Arcade Club in Bury. Barry has been there a few times before with his friends, and he reckoned the boys were old enough to enjoy it now. There are three floors full of arcade machines – from the 80s right through to modern machines.
I have to admit it wouldn’t be my first choice for a day out but it was fun and the boys had a great time. I’m sure we’ll be back for another visit soon – especially if they open the one in Blackpool that is supposed to be coming soon.
Yesterday the boys were at Street Monkeys as usual – Barry took them this week while I managed to clean and tidy pretty much the whole house! It has been sadly neglected since I started work in September – I’m just about managing to keep on top of the washing and running the hoover round but that’s about it so it was good to get things looking clean and tidy again.
And now we’ve just got one more week of school to go (hopefully without catching Covid) before the holidays and our trip to Edinburgh – taking the boys back to the land of their birth for the first time in 5 years!
This is my ninth 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.