Spring has officially arrived…yay! I’d love to show you photos of flowers growing in my garden…but there are none. Well, Graham said he spotted one yesterday but I haven’t been able to get out yet. So. Here’s one I made earlier!
At least this one won’t die on me.
I have a longing now, an urge to get out into nature, see the flowers, feel the breeze. I guess we are all waiting for lock down to be over. I don’t think I’ll be rushing out into crowds but I can’t wait for the weather to get a little warmer so I can go out and enjoy some freedom.
The kids have been out at least. They have been back at school and the Little Man has been spending a lot of time outdoors. His school is encouraging a lot of outdoor learning, no matter what the weather. He’s mostly enjoying it but he comes home covered in mud almost every day. On Friday he has Forest School and this week it had been wet so it was particularly muddy. One of the other children had thought it funny to have a mud fight with my Little Man. He was not impressed, he even had mud in his hair. He came home feeling really upset. We talked about one of his school values, resilience. Accept, Reflect, Move On. Even though he’d been upset we looked at it from the other child’s point of view, they thought it was funny, so the Little Man had to try and understand this even though he didn’t think it was. We reflected about what happened and what could have been different. Then after talking about it he decided it was time to move on. It was done and there was nothing more to be done than to get over it. He was resilient.
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