Another week of lockdown, and now it looks like we won’t have to make the decision on whether N goes back to school because the rest of the year groups aren’t going back til September. N’s happy. The school are trying to get more children in who aren’t dealing well with home school, so they’re doing all they can. But with children being unlikely to be added to bubbles with their year group or friends, potentially not with their teacher, it’s not the type of school day I want him to go back to anyway.
Here’s our week 24 of Project 52, and week 12 of lockdown.
On Sunday, we did very little. No walks, not much outdoor being apart from taking the bins down to the gate, trying to see if we could find the kittens, and seeing how the apples were growing. N wasn’t feeling too good, with a sore throat.
Monday was a bit of a home school damp squib. N has tonsillitis again, had a nap in the middle of the day. He did put together the lasagne for tea although he hasn’t been eating as much as normal. After work and tea we went outside and played a bit of chip and putt golf in the garden.
On Tuesday, I spoke to the doctor as N’s throat wasn’t any better, and as I missed the doctor’s call last week, thought I should probably speak to them to find out what they wanted. She prescribed him antibiotics again and because this is the 6th time since September, she’s also referred him so we can speak to ENT about possibly having his tonsils out. Unfortunately none of the hospitals are open to booking appointments, presumably because they’re all working on Covid at the moment. So I don’t know when we’ll be able to get an appointment, let alone see someone. We played Rummikub* in the evening.
Wednesday N got back into his school work. He also decided to make a Lego bull. He seems to be a bit obsessed at the moment with bulls and cows getting together, AI and the difference in code of bulls mating success! I made keto coconut ice – it’s ok, but not a patch on the real stuff.
In the hope of getting N to read, I’d ordered a few books that had been recommended and that looked interesting. I’d also got the Andy Murray* biography. Amazingly N is lapping it up. He read with no complaints for 30 minutes and then even took it in enough to tell me snippets. We might have cracked his reading in getting him to realise he can enjoy a book and not just read because he has to.
Thursday he was feeling a lot better, and there was quite a lot of silliness going on. He did most of his work today, and did the copy for an english piece of work making a tourist leaflet for one of his topic areas – The Grand Canyon. He ran out of time and it would have taken him ages to actually do it online so I said he could choose a template and pictures and I’d put it together that evening. He loved it, and quite enjoyed doing it.
I had to do a Covid19 test because I was picked out from the Zoe reporting app to do one, as part of their research. It wasn’t nice and I thought it would be inconclusive as it was really hard to do. N could have done one too but he didn’t want to with his tonsillitis. When the courier came to pick it up, he didn’t follow any of the instructions I’d been told would happen. So it was a good job I don’t have any symptoms.
On Friday we emailed N’s leaflet to his teacher and got a fairly amazed response – the ease and joy of Canva for making any type of document you want! N was pleased that it was printed out and stuck up in his classroom even i he’s not there to see it. N read for nearly 45 minutes. In the end I had to get him to do some other school work otherwise he may not have got round to doing any. He also spent quite a lot of the time rolling writhing around the kitchen floor wrapped in his big winter blanket, evidently being a fish. Because it felt nice!
Saturday was a really lazy day as our weekends now are. I got my test results back and they were negative thankfully, although I did panic beforehand like your mind always does when you know something can’t happen but you worry anyway.
This week’s photo is of the farm kittens. There’s 3 and N reckons they’ve been around for 3 weeks. They will come to Gramps when he puts food down for them daily, so N has been trying to befriend them. Maybe we might have some friendly farm cats again this time, as none will let you get close (unless they’re waiting for food you’re bringing) since one called Thomas about 15 years ago.
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