Almost 5 weeks in lockdown, hard to keep positive at times. It has been a surreal and nerving time. There’s a lot of negatives to list of times at the moment. We have also had a few positives. During this lockdown and times we are going through at the moment it is great and important to focus on the positives.
Pig’s school decision.
During what would have been the Easter school holidays. The children who are due to start their school journey in September are released. We only picked 1 school for pigs choice. The same school as her older sisters. We knew that she would be accepted but still happy and positive that she will be attending that school.
We are happy that she will be with her sisters. A few of her close friends from nursery have been accepted at the same school so she will be with her friends. From Titch and Mouse been at the school we know the school. It is a really good school, the teachers are great and we know pig will love it.
Beast has loved her sisters home.
Another positive over the last 5 weeks for beast must have been great for her. Usually it’s her home on her own while her sisters are at school. But she’s had her sisters at home with her. She’s been able to bond even more with her sisters and have people to play with.
A big positive for us is over these last few weeks beasts speech has come on a lot. Gone are the random muffled grunts and sounds in an attempt to speak to what she wants. She is now saying certain few words clearer and more pronounced.
No longer do I get Dada, but I now get a lovely sweet clear Daddy. Mummy no longer gets mummmm but now mummy. Whenever the cupboard is open for her nappy she clear as day shouts bappy. We know she is attempting to say nappy. Come bedtime on a night we get a cute dummy muffled night night with a cuddle. Babby for when she wants to play with the baby doll even how sweetly she attempts to say dink (drink) and pasta. She even has a new word that we childishly find hilarious. Beast loves her carrot sticks and calls them ‘Carrot Dick’.
It’s really nice to see mouse maintain her school friendship with her best friend.
Mouse and her best friend at school haven’t seen each other during lock down. But a positive that they have kept in touch. Writing letters between each other. Her latest letter even included a bracelet her friend had made for her. They have video called through Facebook and played the interactive games available with it.
It’s great to see and that they can still maintain their friendship during these difficult times we are experiencing at the moment.
These are alot of my main positives taken from our time during lockdown. There is more, especially the time we are getting to spend with the kids together.
I hope your all finding lockdown ok and managing to enjoy some positives out of the time.
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