We had a pretty good week last week.
I’ve still not mastered juggling everything with any sort of ease, but last week work got done and school work got done and we had time to head out and enjoy the sunshine.
On Tuesday afternoon the warm weather had arrived and I took the children to the park for a quick scoot around after an early tea. We ended up staying longer than we planned after bumping into one of Nerys’ friends from school (and his mum and sister).
The children had a great time playing together and it was so nice for me to have an in-person, adult conversation again with someone outside of my family!
We were actually quite spoilt last week in terms of spending time with other people.
One afternoon we walked up to see Steve’s parents in their back garden, and then the next day I took the children to Singleton Park to meet up with my friend and her two.
We spent a lovely few hours in a shady spot in the ornamental gardens and it was such a nice break from work and thinking about school.
After a lot of deliberation, and chats with the children, we’ve decided that they will go back to school this week. They’ll be in each Monday for the next three weeks.
To be honest, I’m still not sure it’s worth it. I’m not sure how it’ll go.
The school have been great though, walking both us parents and the children through how things will look, where we need to be and when, and what they’ll be doing to keep everyone safe.
I know they’ll do everything they can to make these days back at school a positive experience for the children, so hopefully it’ll all go well and we’ll be all smiles at the end of today.