So this is it. After all those months at home, the children are back at school.
They were both in for one day last week, with half of their classmates. The other half were in the day after, and now they’re all back in for the first time today.
I’m really pleased the school did it this way, because it gave us all a chance to try out the new routine, and for the children to meet their new teachers, with reduced numbers in the classes and at the gates.
It also meant we had one day of the children in school and then a lovely long weekend before things really got started this morning.
With that little bit of extra time we managed to tick a few more things off our summer bucket list, including going out and watching a sunset.
We popped down to the beach at Swansea bay this time, for a stroll along the sand as the tide came in. The sun wasn’t setting over the sea, but we still got to see the beautiful colours in the sky all across the bay. It was the perfect time to grab some photos of the children!
We stayed at the beach for long enough after the sun went down to also be able to tick ‘go for a walk after dark’ off our bucket list.
There were a few people out on the sand doing fire poi which Rhys in particular was fascinated by. From where we were standing you really couldn’t see the ropes, so it looked almost like they were moving fire balls around their bodies using magic which our huge Harry Potter fan thought was amazing!
And now, after that lovely long weekend, we’re back to earlier mornings and packed lunches and school uniforms and trying to get used to a new routine.
The children’s school has set up staggered drop-off and pick-up times, so Rhys goes in 10 minutes before Nerys now which works quite well for us. It still felt quite busy around the gates this morning but the school are doing everything they can to keep the children safe and happy and for that I am incredibly grateful.
Rhys and Nerys both went in smiling this morning and I can’t really ask for more than that!
Have your children gone back to school this week?