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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Week 10 of Our Covid 19 Diaries - Things are Changing Fast

Week 10 of Our Covid 19 Diaries
Things are Changing Fast.

We're now into our tenth week of staying at home due to the Covid 19 Virus. We're all healthy and well and doing OK, which is the main thing but things around here are starting to change and much faster than we were expecting. Originally I was told that my return to work would be on July 4th which I had then mentally prepared myself for. But since then, Boris has moved the UK's plans forward and now wants us to all return to work on June 15th, which is 3 weeks earlier than we'd planned for. On one hand, I really do want to get back to work and get back to some kind of normal but on the other hand, the schools are still closed, so what do I do with my kids? The rules are quite confusing at the moment as we're allowed to visit family now but only if we stay outside in an open space so I wouldn't be able to drop my kids off with them whilst I work? The Government is saying that we can stay at home on Furlough until the schools reopen but my work is saying something else. It's only a matter of time before I'm forced back into work meaning I will have to leave my children in the care of their grandparents, in their homes, which I don't even know if I'm allowed to do. It's all very stressful and so up in the air as we only have weeks to sort this.

The kids are doing amazing, they're coping with all of ths much better than I am. Ryan is in Year 5 at Primary whilst Lily is in Year 8 at Secondary. Both Year Groups are not on the list of classes to be reopened this month in June so I'm not quite sure what's happening for them. There's no talk of when the schools will reopen for them at all, it's like they've all been forgotten. I would love to stay at home with them for as long as I can but I'm worrying that it might not be for much longer. Pressures from work are mounting and I can't afford to lose any money as we still have bills to pay, so I may have to go back before they do *sighs*.

One day we will all look back on these unpresedented times as a page in a History Book and share our stories of how we coped or didn't. The times when workplaces and schools shut down and we all stayed at home for months on end. The times when there was no socialisation outside of your homes and no popping to the cinema or the pub on a Friday night.  I can't wait until these uncertain times are over and we can all look back on this time from a world that's normal again. I miss our normal, normal was good. I like Normal.

I'm sure I will be back with another update as soon as things change again for us but until then, I hope you're doing OK? And keeping safe and well in these horrible Covid 19 Times.

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