Day 8 School at home

Today we called in a relief teacher. Both Mum and Dad had to work and our faithful babysitter up the street happened to be looking for a bit of income after loosing her regular work due to the Covid crisis. It worked well for everyone, but especially for Miss 10. Miss 10 secretly hoped sheContinue reading “Day 8 School at home”

Day 7 School at home

14 minutes……….. that was the longest period today without one of the kids saying Mum or Mumma. It was 2:06pm until 2:20pm. ‘Mumma, I don’t understand.’ ‘Mum, I am hungry.’ ‘Mum, I don’t know what I am supposed to do.’ ‘Mumma, I am hungry.’ ‘Mumma, can you help me?’ ‘Mum, I’m hungry.’ ‘Mum, you haveContinue reading “Day 7 School at home”

Day 6 School at home

Here we go again. The start of term 2! Today began with an announcement from Mr 13……. ‘I think I have a science assignment due today and I haven’t done it.’ (insert Mum’s swear words). Great start. How many weeks has he known about that and chosen to ignore it?! After dropping that bombshell, heContinue reading “Day 6 School at home”

Covid school holidays

After we had survived week one of home learning, the school holidays were brought forward. This was a good thing. In all honesty, both the kids and parents (not to mention the teachers) needed a few weeks off to process the huge changes and turmoil into which we had been thrown. In a matter ofContinue reading “Covid school holidays”

Day 5 Home schooling

3rd April 2020 (Game changer) Today was a bit of a messy day with both Mr and Mrs Prof Bee scheduled to work. We had the care sorted with neighbours and friends but there was no one actually available to ‘teach’. That is, apart from their wonderful and capable teachers on the other ends ofContinue reading “Day 5 Home schooling”

Day 4 Home schooling

2nd April 2020 (My real April fools day) I tried to start today more positive. I had a chat to Mr 12 about getting on and doing his work as well as the need to get out for some fresh air. The plan was good. The execution was appalling. By 10am we were all yellingContinue reading “Day 4 Home schooling”

Day 3 Home schooling

1st April 2020 – April fools day (although it feels like April fools month) I was back on the job today and it was another tough day trying to be there for each of the kids when they needed it. Miss 10 had a morning of English that she wasn’t very confident with and neededContinue reading “Day 3 Home schooling”

Day 2 Home schooling

31st March 2020 So today I cheated and went to work. It felt really good after three days at home to get back into the ‘real’ world. Except of course, it wasn’t the world we know….. it was Corona world. I spent the entire day at work cancelling clients, explaining that due to the riskContinue reading “Day 2 Home schooling”

Day 1 Home schooling

I started journaling two weeks ago. I love to write, it helps me process. I realised today there are likely a lot of parents out there needing to process and also to know they are not alone in their struggles, so I decided to turn the journal into a blog. 30th March 2020 If IContinue reading “Day 1 Home schooling”

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