The day before

All items mentioned in this post I have paid for myself. Sudocrem contacted me to put a post together and have been compensated to do so.

Upon collecting the girls from school on Friday I decided that this weekend would remain as normal as possible. Our normal routines. Apart from my lack of work in the studio, I think I have achieved it. We have done homework as we normally would, tidied our rooms and cleaned out our various animals. Now comes the difficult part, getting ready for school.

Normally on a Sunday afternoon we make sure that we have everything ready for the school week ahead and this Sunday I am trying to do the same. I have asked the girls what they want to learn about. Do they want to have a day per subject or mix and match our days ahead. We have cleared the dining room table and set it up ready for tomorrow. In fact I am rather excited by the 9am start with Joe Wicks and his P.E. lesson.  

We have decided to make the most of this time together, bonus time if you will. First on our list is to learn a new skill and we have decided together that we will learn sign language. All of us. I have found the following on Facebook and so 1pm every weekday we will tune in and do this together.

As the weeks go on we shall learn other skills maybe first aid, maybe another language I haven't decided yet but I want to make the most of this time.

I am also very conscious that there is no set curriculum to follow and so I have absolutely no idea what my children should be learning at this time. Given this lack of pathway I have decided to read more, watch documentaries with the kids and just practice the games and apps that support Maths and English, rather than muddling through and stressing over set guidance when I cannot find any.

I wrote on Facebook a few weeks ago that we recently started using Gousto [I have paid for my own boxes and the link if you subscribe will credit my account with £15, however this is the same for any customer who refers a customer and nothing specific to me] to deliver 4 of our meals a week. I am glad we did this as it has meant I can at least guarantee for now that we have 4 meals a week. We have also sourced a local fruit and veg shop to deliver a box a week meaning we also should have fruit and veg available each week too. Other than basics like bread, milk and egg plus various household goods we should be ok without having to go out of the house.

My children's biggest concern is that the Easter bunny won't come if we are in lock down. I had a word with him though and seemingly he went out last week to make sure that he can deliver over Easter. 

We have asked our friends to stay in touch and be penpals, meaning the kids then get to practise their writing skills and also have something to look forward to in the post [whilst we still have deliveries happening].

Let's not forget that in with all the above we are all singing various songs lasting for 20 seconds to wash our hands thoroughly. All this hand washing has caused mine and my children's hands to dry out so we have resorted to Sudocrem to help soothe them. It was my go to when the children were little and so I have resorted to it once again to help soothe our sore hands

Here's a little routine we follow at home from Sudocrem

1. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you’ve been in a public
place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water not readily available use a
hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
2.  Dry hands - wet hands transfer more germs than dry hands so ensure you dry hands properly
preferably using a paper towel rather than a drier. 
3. Carry a pot of My Little Sudocrem (22g) to soothe hands whilst on-the-go.

Today might be Mother's Day but I am spending it trying to get ready for the new normal. A new routine starting tomorrow. I am hoping it works as we have no idea how long it will be for.

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