3rd September 2020

  • Feeling: Good
  • Listening to: Lost in the Woods (Frozen II soundtrack)
  • Watching: Miracle Workers

Both B and F back at school today – so for the first time in months we had to be up and going through the school routine. It felt very strange, especially to be sending B off to school again since (unlike F) he hasn’t been at all since March.

D woke B up and he was ready in reasonable time – although having to turn back during the walk to the bus stop when he remembered he hadn’t brought his timetable meant we almost missed the bus. Luckily the bus driver was the same one from last year who B knows well and gets on well with – so she stopped just on the road next to us to let him on saving us a dash to the bus stop.

D dropped F at school and I did the pick up later in the day. Despite the staggered drop-off and pick-up times (so just two classes at a time) it was pretty busy – which feels uncomfortable although I’m not convinced this really matters given the kids spend the day together.

Both kids came home seeming very happy and pretty excited after having a whole day out of the house – which was good to see – especially for B who seemed quite apprehensive going in this morning. B had chosen to wear his mask most of the day but said most people didn’t (except teachers in classrooms where 2m distancing was impossible). Overall it seems like the schools are trying to do the right thing, but ultimately I’m not sure the conditions (lots of children in a small space) are in any way conducive to meaningful distancing or “bubbles”.

For D and I at home it all seemed very quiet, and with D going back to work on site from tomorrow I’m going to be home alone again – which will be very strange after 6 months of constant company.

Stay safe, stay strong.

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