We are not immune

Well unfortunately, as I had feared, we find ourselves in lockdown again. We have had an incredibly good run here in Western Australia but we are not immune. When the news broke yesterday of our first Covid-19 community transmission case in 10 months, there was surprise and confusion. Why I am not sure. We shouldContinue reading “We are not immune”

It’s not over yet – parenting through Covid

I just want to ask……… who else is feeling utterly exhausted?!!! I am not sure whether it is from school at home, working extra hard to catch up for missed time at work, or just being emotionally drained from this whole thing (or ‘all this shit’ as I have seen it referred to)?!! And, ifContinue reading “It’s not over yet – parenting through Covid”

Day 16 & 17 (The end of school at home)

Day 16; I was down to one student attending ‘school at home’. Wednesday is always a difficult day with all the core subjects popping up. Tension is usually high. This was no exception. However, this time it was much easier to manage. Keeping up a constant stream of food seems to help Mr 13 concentrateContinue reading “Day 16 & 17 (The end of school at home)”

Day 14 & 15 School at home

Things are a changing… Dad has been on school duty the last two days. Monday, it was the usual juggle trying to help both kids through their lessons and provide a continual supply of food. On the whole though, it was a successful day of school at home. But, something else big happened. Miss 10Continue reading “Day 14 & 15 School at home”

Day 11 School at home

There was an apprehensive feeling as we opened the blinds this morning. Overnight we had a huge storm and we were all a bit nervous about the damage we might see out the window. At first, all looked to be ok. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief and got on getting ready for school. AsContinue reading “Day 11 School at home”

Day 9 & 10 School at home

As winter sets in in Western Australia, the kids are pretty glad not to be riding their bikes to school in the rain. Instead, they are enjoying rather lazy starts to the day, falling out of bed, getting trackies and Ugg boots on just in time to start their school day online. Meanwhile, I haveContinue reading “Day 9 & 10 School at home”

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”

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