Since the schools were closed on Wednesday 18th March 2020, with this rather optimistic line in the official letter…
Oh, how we laugh now. In a hollow, washed-out, distressed kind of way.
…our kids have been learning from home. School has slowly been getting back to some sort of normality, although the classes are still running on a rotational 1-day-in-1-day-out basis, but there has always been the option to continue schooling from home and we’ve chosen to take it.
However, it has been decided that* one of them should head back to the classroom.
So, after a break of 169 days, one of them is heading back to the classroom tomorrow.
It’s a mix of excitement, nervous anticipation and a flurry of organisation here. She’s been at the school for almost 9 years now, but this will be different to anything she’s experienced there before. That said, the school has been amazing with online lessons, communication and even support with videos and letters about what to expect upon returning, so I have high hopes that she will be just fine.
And so we cross fingers, hold thumbs and pray to the great flappy-eared beagle in the sky that it all goes well.
* he typed, diplomatically