Wishing all the kids, the teachers, the parents, the teacher parents and everyone involved all the very best for this new school year! Good luck y’all!
Working in a school, I’m so excited to be back (of a fashion) and to see the kids and get them back in a routine.
As a mom, I’m absolutely terrified. Nauseous and sad at the way things have to be done. I know online’s the only way at the minute but it still makes me anxious. I have one kid who will probably do just grand and one kid who will probably struggle.
My printer gave out last night which felt like an indication of the way forward. Doomed! That was my initial reaction. But then I just wrote out his timetable. It may not look perfectly professional like I’d intended but it does the job. It’s just temporary. Eventually, we’ll get a printer ink that works and normal service will resume. The new handwritten timetable isn’t ideal but it does the job. It was written with care in the hope it’ll cover the need. And now I keep telling myself, it’s just like the online school. A temporary adaption. Kids are great at adapting. I’m a bit slower…
The advantage to being a mom working in a school is I’ve seen how much the teachers care about how they’re going to adapt to this. How worried they are about reaching all the kids. I’ve seen how hard they’re working to make this temporary situation work for everyone. I know it’s not going to be perfect. There’s going to be issues. There’s going to be tears (I’m on my 3rd lot already today-junior high and high school was not meant to start like this!) But I keep telling myself it’s just temporary. Things may never quite be like how we used to do things but soon we’ll find a rhythm that we can dance to or at least side step shuffle.
Take care everyone! Everyone’s in the same boat but remember that analogy that’s been doing the rounds on my source of all things philosophical: Facebook…some boats are bigger, some are leaking so put your own life jacket on and then look to help others!
Now excuse me. I’ve got to go vomit and then get two boys ready for school before I leave for work and leave Dad to captain this vessel today, bless him…but wow! I’ve got a junior high and a high school kid! Yikes!