Another Monday rolls around.
I can’t think too much about how much time has passed, how long we’ve all been at home. It’s almost too much to process.
The weeks keep passing though, and things are slowly starting to change.
The children went back to school for the day last Monday. They’re there again today too, and next Monday if everything goes to plan.
I really wasn’t sure if it was the right choice. Up until the very last minute I wasn’t sure if Nerys would even go in. She was really nervous about going in, about how different everything would be, and about missing us while she was there for the day.
She did go in though. Seeing 2 of her best friends at the gate really helped reassure her it would all be ok.
And at the end of the day she came out beaming.
She told me she’d had an amazing day, and couldn’t wait to go back next time.
Rhys hadn’t seemed all that concerned about going back. He wasn’t nervous at all, and didn’t seem all that bothered about things being different from normal.
The only thing he really talked about was how much he hoped his girlfriend would be in on the same day as him.
So you can imagine the smile on his face when I spotted her walking towards us at the school gate and pointed her out to him! I just felt so mean reminding him that he couldn’t give her a hug.
He had a great day back at school too, and said straight away that he’s looking forward to the other 2 days he’s got there before the holidays.
I wrote in last week’s living arrows post that I really wasn’t sure if it was worth the children going back in to school, when it’s only for 3 days.
Seeing how happy they were coming out at the end of the day last week though I’m so pleased we chose to send them in. In terms of their happiness and wellbeing it was absolutely worth it.
I also hope that these 3 days will help them adjust again in September, if things in school are still not quite back to normal. We’ve not heard anything here in Wales yet about the plans for schools for next year, so it’s another waiting game really.
Whatever happens though I feel a bit more hopeful now that my children will be able to adjust and will be ok.