For practically three months, the kids have all been residence full time and in the present day colleges reopened for all pupils marking the top of this era of residence studying.  It has been difficult in each sense, it has been stuffed with battles and tears and I’m desperately hoping we by no means need to undergo that once more.  I believe I’ve targeted a lot on our failures although, that I uncared for to see how properly now we have performed.

Throughout a time when simply staying sane appeared an accomplishment, we obtained on with it.  We logged in each day, the massive two labored semi-independently at instances and it took Dylan getting a headteachers award on the final day of time period for ‘unwavering effort over lockdown’ to grasp that we did not fail in any respect.  He might have lacked enthusiasm which I can not blame him for, on-line studying isn’t the very best for anybody, however he obtained up every day and did it.  I obtained up every day and inspired and motivated them (bribed at instances, sure).  We’ve come out the opposite facet of this unusual interval and I’ve confidence that the resilience that helped us all by means of the previous three months will assist us as we readjust again to highschool routines.
I wished to mark the final day earlier than faculty with a deal with so we went for ice cream and to the park (our choices for a big day are nonetheless very restricted).  I wished to let the kids know that while I could not have been essentially the most affected person trainer, I’m immensely proud of all of them.  I’m so grateful that I get to simply be their Mummy once more now and I’m trying ahead to selecting them up from faculty and asking about their day, as a result of for the primary time in an extended whereas, I will not know each facet of it already!
These images are from our final day earlier than faculty, earlier than I laid out their faculty uniform, dug out the water bottles and set the alarm for a time sooner than I’ve been awake in months.  I write this in a home quieter than it has been all 12 months surrounded by the mess that appears a pure a part of having all of them residence for 3 months.  It’s going to be unusual!


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