The kids are back to school!!
We have been trying to get back into the routine of school runs and the traffic has definitely increased as the week has gone on.
Here is our week:
Sunday 7th March
My husband and I both worked, so left Kian in charge of the kids. As it was such a nice day, he took them out for a walk on the heath.
It wouldn’t be a traditional walk without finding them climbing up a tree!
Monday 8th March
Back to school for Eliza and Sebby.
They had to follow the same rules as there were last term – no schoolbags or lunchboxes, so lunch is in a paper bag and their drinks bottles are wiped clean at the gate. They were very excited to see their friends though.
I was worried that Lilah would miss having them around, but she still had Isaac and Kian to interact with, so was fine.
We managed a Heath walk before we picked Eliza and Sebby up from school, although I forgot that some pathways were very sandy, which is a challenge with the buggy and we ended up dragging it some of the way.
Tuesday 9th March
My husband was off work, so we headed to the beach for a walk.
We were impressed with how many people were enjoying being out on the sea, although I am not sure that we are brave enough yet, it’s still far too cold for me.
Much as I love our family walks, it was nice to be out with just the two of us.
We got home in time to take Isaac for his lateral flow test. He had to wear full uniform for literally 15 minutes in school and was nervous about going in, but once he saw his friends he was ok.
He said it was uncomfortable, but not too bad and once he had finished, we headed to our local testing station to collect some home tests as he needs to test twice a week.
We had parents evening with the Eliza and Sebastian and the teachers were pleased with their progress. Both commented that they were a bit over-excited to be back in school, but I think most kids are at the thought of seeing their friends.
Wednesday 10th March
Isaac’s test was negative, so his first day back at school, in the rain.
I completely misjudged the amount of traffic on the road, so he was super early. I am not going to miss homeschooling, but I really don’t like the school run dash – it is going to take some getting used to again.
We got his school report back when he got home, which stated he had not been working consistently remotely and was behind. All the feedback we have had has been positive, so it was a bit of a shock but it seems like all the other parents were in the same boat, looking at their facebook page, so I sent his teacher an email.
Thursday 11th March
Email back from the school to say there had been a technical error with the reports, so to disregard it. Still a bit frustrated that it had not been checked in the first place, but hoping his amended one will be better.
One of Eliza’s projects for school is to create a wildlife area in the garden. We already have a sunken bowl and a bird box, but I picked up a bug hotel at work and my friends daughter has been making bird boxes, so bought another one from her, for the garden.
Eliza enjoyed personalising them with some fence paint.
Friday 12th March
The Mother’s Day rush is well and truly on at work and we were busy all day with people buying flowers and gifts.
Eliza is studying The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse at school and loves the book. I have been thinking of buying it for a while, so decided to go for it – she hasn’t put it down since!
Saturday 13th March
Work was bedlam and we were so busy that we ran out of flowers by 2pm.
Let’s just say my feet were killing me by the end of the day!!
How was your week?