3 weeks back into School and a Nightmare 4th Week.
Hey everyone, first off apologies for the lack of content lately, as the Title suggests we are now in Isolation, currently waiting for Covid Testing Kits and results.
3 weeks into school…
The return to school has been a tough few weeks, 3 weeks in and the change in routine for Mouse and Titch has been a shock to the system for them. They are both tired and worn out already, but the difference in their general mood is positive. I think being back in the social scheme of things with friends and classmates has done them both the world of good.
Pig has started this term too, but with the whole Covid situation, it has meant the transition from her Pre School to School has been very different.
No visits before the summer holidays in the form of Stay and Play sessions or meeting her teacher. Instead the school set up 1hr sessions one day per week over the first 3 weeks of term.
Pig settled into these very well, she has been very eager to start her school journey and would get upset after the end of the stay and play sessions – the impending tantrum because she didn’t want to leave school was rather comical.
So that is an update of the first 3 weeks of School for Mouse, Titch and Pig. But what about Beast, me and Sarah?
3 weeks without the kids – ish…
The first 3 weeks without the kids, well the older 2 girls mainly were, let me put it simply – UTTER BLISS!
The time spent throughout lockdown and the summer holidays have been amazing. A once in a parents lifetime to have the opportunity to Home School your Children. Even though it was far from an easy challenge. The peace has been very welcomed and utterly blissful.
To an extent that is, as we still have Beast and Pig at home. Pig visiting for stay and play sessions at school before beginning full time, Sarah starting her Nursing Degree on the 18th September at Coventry Universities Scarborough Campus.
All going rather well if I am honest, back to some form of normality after such a large disruption to many people and families across the globe.
But… there is always a but isn’t there!
Week 4… the horror week.
It hasn’t been an easy transition back into normality, for many parents are the same I’m sure. The anxiousness and nervousness around Mouse and Titch’s return to school, Pig starting her school journey has ended up having a bit of a knock on effect of how I’m feeling with my mental health demons.
Slightly panicky and anxious over their return. The sudden shock to the routines, trying to re-establish the routine of the past before Covid and Lockdown. Worry of Sarah starting her Nursing Degree, especially down to her Asthma which has deemed her at higher risk with the effects of the Coronavirus.
All started off going well, as I mentioned I haven’t been feeling 100%, the blog and socials took a back seat to family and life but then the horror week began.
Why a horror week?
Well a horror week this last week turned out to be… Why? The beginning of week 4 a positive case of Covid was announced in 1 out of the 3 Yr 3 Classes!! The same year at school that Titch has just moved upto (not her class though).
With the whole of that class imparticular and all known friends of the child who has received a positive Covid Test Result were sent home and told to isolate for 14 days, including the Teacher of the Class.
This caused more Stress and Worry between myself and Sarah, but with the effect being back at school and the positive confidence boost it seems to have given Mouse and Titch, we decided against taking them out of school once again. Pig loving the full days at school, albeit very tired. You can imagine how life at home has been with 3 extremely tired girls and a Toddler.
Sarah busy at home 4days out of the 5 doing Online work for her Nursing Degree. 1 day out of the 5 she is on site at Coventry University campus within her Bubble, all going well.
Until Thursday night Friday morning. I started with a cough. To be honest this is pretty standard for the time of year for me, September sniffles combined with being a smoker ( I know, bad habit) I usually end up with a smokers cough but along with my cough, both Titch and Pig had a high temperature, mouse similar to me, a cough and cold and Sarah starting with a slight constant cough. We knew we had to Isolate and look to get tested.
Especially with the positive case of Covid at the girls school.
Massively shit feeling and rough, the mental health took a dive massively yesterday. Panic Attacks, I seriously hate them. The tightness of your chest, feeling of not been able to take a breath properly, shaking. Just the sheer fear and panic of it, makes them feel so much worse. Because of this, I’m taking a few days away from my Instagram page. It’s too much to think about at the moment, Overwhelming.
The Covid Tests.
So here we are now in isolation. Home Covid Tests ordered (which were delivered this morning). I think we did well to get them with the struggle some have had trying to get hold of them.
Due to it now being Saturday and the process around posting the kit, an error trying to register Sarah and the kids Covid Test Kits. Vague help online from the NHS coronavirus Website. I rang 119 – NHS call centre for help and advice booking a Covid test in England (Different number for Scotland).
With superb help from the lady at the help centre, call centre… whatever you want to call it. All the tests have been registered.
Due to postage collection times she helped set up for the tests to be collected by a courier tomorrow (sunday). This just means having to wait until 9pm to do the Covid Test kits.
The kids included, so a late movie night with plenty of sweet treats for bribery is on the cards.
So wish us luck.
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I want to hear from you.
Have any of you had to organise a Covid Test? I know a few fellow bloggers have, such as Smell from smelly socks and garden peas had to arrange a Covid Test shortly after the kids returned to school.
I have been sceptical about the re-opening of schools since lockdown and the Covid Rates back on the rise again, what are your thoughts on it all?
I shall certainly update you later in the week with how we get on with the results and if we shall carry on in isolation due to a Positive result (touching wood that it is negative though, fingers crossed).