The last month has been mostly about change. New starts and new routines. And I’ve been amazed at how well the children have adapted.
They’ve headed back to school with new teachers (who they didn’t get to meet at the end of last year) and separated from some of their closest friends.
The classrooms look different, the school run is different, nothing about their school day is quite the same as it was before.
But they’ve adjusted so well.
They both love their new teachers and are happy to be with the friends that they’re still in class with. And spending a bit of time apart after all the time spent at home together means they look forward to seeing each other at the end of the day, with new stories to tell each other.
Of course now they’ve also shared lovely back-to-school germs with each other so they’ve been back at home together the last 2 days! It’s just a cold but we’re erring on the side of caution and keeping them home to get well instead of sending them in to potentially pick up even more germs.
Luckily I managed to get some pre-cold photos of the two of them together for the siblings project when we went to the beach for sunset a week or so ago.
I hope they never get too cool to hug like this for photos for me!
And I hope that once they’re back in school we can go a bit longer than a week before the next cold gets us. I really don’t know what this term holds for them though. I have a feeling it may end up being lots of disruption if the last week is anything to go by.
I’m hoping for the best, but already starting to think of contingency plans for keeping learning going at home if they do come down with more bugs in the coming weeks and months.
How has the return to school gone for your family so far?