Despite covid restrictions no longer being such an issue, I still feel rather stressed at the concept of getting out and about given that the virus is currently rife especially so in our local area. I am however starting to consider booking activities such as swimming, cinema trips, and once the weather is a little warmer, weekends away at theme parks and such-like. Though it’ll be another year or so before I feel comfortable with the idea of booking a holiday abroad!
Thankfully my kids have understood and respected my decisions throughout the pandemic, they have shown such incredible patience and resilience throughout the past two years and I’m so very proud of them both. As for our government… I cannot even word my disgust regarding their behaviour.
From having to homeschool to being jabbed, living in isolation, and carrying out swab tests both at home and at local testing centres, the kids have continued to troop on with a smile. They continue to spend time at the table each day making sure that their schoolwork is up to date and their homework is complete. Whether it’s practising their reading, their spelling, their maths, or drawing and colouring, they continue to give it their all.
Having relaxed my mindset a little, I suggested that we may attend an inflatable waterpark/ swimming event over the half-term holidays and the expression of sheer elation and excitement that crossed my kids faces filled me with both delight and guilt. I feel so sad and so sorry that my kids have lost out on two years of activities and events, it’s such a huge chunk of their childhood and it’s just not fair.
Here’s hoping that we manage to put our plans into action over the half-term and get back to making memories as a family.
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