How many cases?

My daughter and I have unwittingly developed a bit of a routine. Every evening I get home from work and say ‘Hi, how was your day? Her reply ‘Good, we did blah blah at school…..’ Then ‘how many cases?’ and I rattle off the Covid statistics that have been announced during that day. She thenContinue reading “How many cases?”

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 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 12 & 13 School at home

And so ends another week of school at home. Two and a half weeks feels like two and a half months! I guess the holidays in the middle (where we couldn’t go anywhere or do anything) accentuated the feeling of time dragging. We are now into survival mode, the final stretch of school at home.Continue reading “Day 12 & 13 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 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 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”

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