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This past week has been mostly about the twiglets adjusting back into school life and settling into Year 1. We’ve taken it pretty easy the rest of the time really!
Back to school was a bit of a shock!
After such a long time of life being fairly quiet over lockdown, I imagine it’s a bit of a shock for kids going back to school! The twigs did get to go back for three weeks before the summer holidays. But it was only half days and they were in small bubbles of 9 kids.
So I’m sure the stimulation and noise and general carnage of being back in classes of 30 for full days must be a bit overwhelming! Plus, Year 1 is quite a hefty jump from Reception in terms of expectations, independence etc. The twiglets seem to be settling in really well though. They’re going in happily every morning and coming out full of beans at the end of the day.
Behaviour at home
However, we are having some issues with behaviour and extreme emotions at home. Even downright rudeness too to be honest 🙁 I keep reminding myself that they’re tired and going through big changes and so on.
But it’s a bit of a struggle sometimes. Especially as I really want to enjoy our time together now that we have so much less of it. At the moment it’s just not always possible, but hopefully things will settle down soon.
Taking it easy
One of the things I learned from lockdown is that the twigs don’t need to be constantly entertained. I don’t feel that pressure I used to feel to make plans and get out of the house at every opportunity. They’re usually perfectly happy chilling at home or in the garden, and in fact I think at the moment they really need that downtime.
So we’ve been taking it pretty easy at the weekends and it’s been nice just to spend time together without rushing around. (When they’ve not been being complete toerags that is!)
We have been out for a couple of little walks though and the other weekend we had a lovely stroll in Bushy Park. The twigs tried out their new Frugi clothes – I could not possibly resist the rainbow dress of dreams for C! So this week’s Living Arrows photos are of them messing about and twirling in the park 🙂
How is everyone else adjusting back into school life? Hope it’s all going smoothly!
Thanks for reading. Til next time,