I love that my kids are older and can get themselves ready for school, I still have to make sure that the uniforms are clean and ready for them though. I check that homework is done and p.e. kits sorted. They are old enough to wash and dress but still need a lot of encouragement. Monday is always the most manic.
But the manic is short lived as soon as they are off to school we can settle into peace and quiet.
I miss the school runs when they were little. We lived adjacent the school and the walk was short, I think it was longer to walk across the playground. The girls would go in with kisses and hugs and I’d chat with the other parents. The Little Man would often run off if I let him out of his buggy, but I didn’t mind once the girls were safe inside the school and I could give him my full attention.
Now, they jump in the car with Dad and he drops them off. He doesn’t even go in with the youngest, with the COVID worries, he’s dropped off at the gate. I haven’t taken them to school for five years now. 🙁
I’ve been having trouble with the girls. Not just on Mondays. Every day has become a little strange with all the COVID rules. I thought Boo was coping but it turns out she wasn’t and last week she broke down. After a meeting at the school they came up with some help and she’s back at school today.
Star went to school the first day and decided there and then she wasn’t going back. No-one was following the rules and she’s terrified of the virus. I’ve tried to reassure her as well as her teachers, but we couldn’t get her to go to school.
Last week she went in for one afternoon, just her and one other child in a class, socially distanced and masked. They have arranged for her to do this every afternoon this week. I’m hoping it goes well. Fingers crossed! At least the school is trying hard.
Manic Monday lasts all Week
Not just a manic Monday but a manic week. I have hospital treatment every day this week for four hours a day. That means Graham will be running around all day, taking the kids to school, me to hospital, my daughter to work, and then picking us all up again. It’s just one week though. Then my treatment should be done for three months. It seems to be working okay so far.
I have Intravenous Immunoglobulin on a day ward. The staff there are lovely and it’s not a big deal. I get a cosy reclining chair while I’m hooked up to the drip and I can sit and read or listen to my audio books, or just chat to the other patients or listen to the radio. Chatting to other’s is a little more difficult with the social distancing and masks but I don’t mind. I’m happy to just read.
The treatment makes me tired and gives me massive headaches. I can help by drinking lots of water and a couple of painkillers. I just have to sleep off the tiredness. After the treatment I feel a little more stronger and the pain is not so bad. It also gives me the boost I need to fight off infections and illnesses.
So, it’s not just another Manic Monday for me. How’s your week looking?
Joining in with Blogtober, yesterdays post was put on my other blog.