Children Parenting

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The week went by in the expectation of the changes to come. What was added to the usual work-related busyness were several messages aimed at explaining how the first day back in school after almost a two-month break will look like.

So, it will be three days of school for my girl in the next two weeks. The rest of the time they will still receive their homework online. She is excited to go, although she will only see half of her class and will not be able to mingle with the rest of her school friends. There will be no after-school activities and the drop-off and pick-up times are scheduled class per class. What she is less happy about is that one of “her” school days is an official holiday.

While the crèches should start to function normally, they can respect the sanitary rules only if there are less children per group. The little one will hence not be able to go every day. Luckily, I can still continue with the telecommute so this should not be such a problem. Especially since the corona confinement has taught me a thing or two in terms of juggling kids and work 😉

Our local library will also reopen – I’m excited to be able to stock up on some new books soon! So will the gyms, while it is not yet clear what will happen with our dance and gymnastics courses.

I’m wondering how soon people will go back to their old habits. Shopping centres, restaurants and cafés instead of walks in the nature, exercise and meditation at home. Or will at least a part of the good new habits remain? Difficult to predict.

For us this semi-confinement has not really been such a big change in terms of how we spend our free time. We did miss seeing our family and meeting our friends; shops and restaurants not so much. We usually prefer enjoying the nature and it has been interesting to observe how the number of families in our nearby forest has gone up lately.

Well, tomorrow is the beginning of a new era. Fingers crossed it all goes well and we do not have to go back to closing things again! #staysafe