I’m trying so hard to stay upbeat, but I’m honestly feeling so sad for the children at the moment.
Nothing is quite the way it used to be.
Things they’ve been looking forward to have been cancelled and so many other things seem so uncertain. And the few things that have started up again for them recently have paused again before they really got going.
Their swimming school managed one week back before being told that the school they hire the pool from needed to put additional safety measures in place, so lessons are postponed until that’s all sorted.
And Rhys’ cubs pack met up in person (outside) last week for the first time in almost half a year, and now he has to miss this week’s session as he has to isolate after a child in his class at school tested positive for the coronavirus.
He was so excited to be back last week.
He was dressed and ready in his uniform over an hour before we actually needed to leave the house. And he bounced off towards the rest of the pack when we got to the field behind the scout hall.
He was absolutely buzzing when I went to pick him up. Full of stories of the new youth leaders and the games they’d all been playing together. Already looking forward to the next session.
And now he has to miss it.
And I know it’s just one week. And in the greater scheme of things it’s fine. It’s not really a big deal.
But it just feels like one more thing. One more thing that was almost like it used to be. One more thing that’s changed, that has to be adapted to.
I try so hard to stay positive about it all, to find the moments of joy, to focus on all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for.
But some days it’s really difficult to do that. It all just makes me so sad.