A New Normal {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

Well, carrying on as normal didn’t last long, did it? I’m definitely feeling like the rug has been pulled out from under me and I know I’m not alone. The children finished school yesterday which may be them done with school until September.

That’s been the hardest thing to get used to as it means that our days at the infant campus may be over, in September they’ll both be off to the juniors and it’ll be the end of an era. I didn’t want our infant days to finish like that.

I’m preparing to teach them at home from Monday and we’ll be doing a loose routine based on their usual school day. 9am-3pm with a 15 minute morning break, an hour for lunch and five ‘sessions’.

We’ll be getting their main academic work and work set by school done first thing in the morning and will save PE type sessions – and playing outside – for when they need a pick me up in the afternoon. We’ll be doing reading, maths, loads of crafts and arty stuff plus baking, gardening and other fun useful things. I’m actually looking forward to it.

Dave will carry on going to work as normal – he’s a Police Officer so he won’t stop work unless he gets sick. I’ll be working around the children – mostly in the evenings. From my work perspective it will be much like school holidays where I fit in work where I can but, work is a lot slower at the moment anyway so it shouldn’t be too hard.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been really emotional this week. Crying often, not being able to concentrate and just feeling so incredibly down. It’s such an uncertain time and I’m hoping it passes smoothly and as quickly as it possibly can.

These photos aren’t from today, but they’re from when things were normal. They felt like a glimmer of hope at the moment.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. It’s such a strange and scary time for everyone. Your school day plans sound good, I think this time can be used really week to teach life skills too in the garden and cooking

  2. Good luck with the homeschooling, it’ll be pretty normal for me (being a trained teacher) so I’m all ready for tomorrow morning though think we may start at about 10am rather than the usual 8.45!

  3. Definitely a new kind of normal isn’t it ?. We are following a loose school approach with plenty of time in the garden and lots of crafts and baking too 🙂

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