Every day is groundhog day at the moment but for Florence it's nothing but fun. She's over 3.5 now&she is due to start school in September. Her world already has had the major change this Yr of a brand new sister but there will be so many changes ahead so just being able to stop still&just be at home will do her good. I know she is enjoying this time. Her mummy & daddy at home together with her newborn sister. She is calmer than ever& her imagination is so inspiring. It is like one long (very. VERY LONG) weekend. There is limited routine. Lots of crafts, pyjamas are the usual outfit of choice and constant cuddles. The sunshine has helped no end this week as we have been in the garden 90% of our day. And how lucky we are to have a garden. Another space to escape to. A place to sit and absorb nature. Even if it just a few squirrels, magpies and spiders. We are certainly appreciating things about home that we have never fully done before. The lawnmowers are like an orchestra all around us & laughter of children&adults is really uplifting.
Of course, it's repetitive& almost impossible to gauge what day we are actually on. Thursday?! But, I think how lucky we are. How very lucky we are. To be able to be at home. Protected. Secure.
This situation is strange& bizarre, unplanned& uncertain but I am enjoying the time. Because in a few months the usual chaos of life will ensue and I will be walking Florence in to her new classroom with a room full of friends-to-be. We will both be nervous. I will take a million photos of her in her uniform. I will leave her on that first day& burst in to tears. Tears of nervousness, of feeling ever so proud and of wondering where the hell those 4 Yrs have gone. So, ground hog day or not. The time we have now, 3 weeks, 12 weeks...Or maybe more, I will cherish.
Of course there will be stressful moments. But sitting&eating meals together, reading books, baking, making crafts out of recycling boxes. Dancing like loonies. Making assault courses in the garden. Painting scuff marks in the hallway.Small things that will mean so much to our little people.
I have tried to make lunch times bright & colourful with what ever we have left in (⬇️⬇️)