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  1. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    I’m glad that lockdown is working out okay in your house even with so many people and that different sleeping patterns help ensure everyone has their own space at times. What a shame you can’t get out somewhere quiet though. The school situation for Star sounds stressful – I can understand her wanting to know how going back is going to work. I hope that you can get some answer to this today to help her make that decision. We’ve decided to continue home-schooling Sophie for now as it has been working well on the whole. #WotW
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    • Anne Sweet

      The decision about Star was taken out of our hands. The school phoned to say she was on the list of pupils they couldn’t accept back because of her special needs and disabilities. I guess it would be too much for them to make any further special arrangements. I fully understand that.

  2. Emma

    Oh I’m so sorry to hear it’s been a tough week Anne. The strain of such a challenging situation can just come up and bite us from behind can’t it, even when we think we’re handling it just fine. I hope you’re able to get your family moving a bit more this week so you can have the time outside that you need…may I suggest the WiFi accidentally loses connection for a bit? Just a thought 😛 Wishing you a stress free week ahead! #wotw

    • Anne Sweet

      I have seriously considered having wifi issues, it’s not like they don’t happen anyway! Next week they have no school work so I’m hoping to get them interested in other things away from their screens. I just want to be able to go out but not encounter other people, it just seems an impossible task.

  3. Laurie

    I’m sorry to read you are feeling stressed, Anne. I think all of us feel some stress and boredom lately but some of your remedies are out of your control. Maybe you should pitch a fit so that some family member accompanies you outdoors! 🙂 I hope you have a better week next week.

    • Anne Sweet

      Yes, we had our answers. The school phoned to say there was no way they could accommodate Star so she won’t be going back until September. I guess it’s for the best.

  4. Kim Carberry

    Our sleeping patterns have changed too. We’re sleeping later and are going to bed later. I felt stressed about it at first thinking we should be sticking to a proper routine, but why! We’re all happier for it.
    That’s a shame you aren’t able to get out and no one is helping. It sounds so unfair.
    Aww! Poor Star, it sounds stressful for her not knowing what is going on with school. I think I would want to know all the ins and outs of it too.
    I keep forgetting that next week is half term. Hooray for no schoolwork! x
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    • Anne Sweet

      WE have confirmation from the school now that they can’t accommodate Star’s return so she won’t be going back anytime soon. I’ve been told off for wanting to go out when I’m vulnerable 🙁 I’m not asking to go to a crowded beach, just somewhere quiet and outside. I think at this moment even a car ride would be enough.

  5. Karen Blower

    It is hard to know what to do about our kids isn’t it? I know the changes in routine would cause Sir a lot of distress, and although I know he’ll have to go back to school at some point, and they aren’t going back yet, it still made me a bit stressed. I saw your previous replies about the decision the school made about Star, I hope the extra time gives them an opportunity to get things in place by September for her, at the same time though it does mean she won’t be quite so stressed (I hope!)
    Of course you want to go out! If I could pop over I’d take you 🙂 A *disruption to the wifi* as someone suggested is definitely a good idea!

  6. Catherine

    I hope you have a stress free half term. It is hard not knowing how it will be back at school after the holidays, I like to know exactly what’s going on too but I guess the teachers have a lot to work out, that’s probably what they’re doing during their holidays!


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