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We did it!



Today is the last ‘official’ day of homeschooling for us in the UK. And today the boys and I are choosing to just enjoy the day together. 

It’s been a rollercoaster hasn’t it? And you know what? It’s perfectly okay and actually, important, to be able to say that out loud.

None of us have been in a normal situation. Our situations have all been different, but a lot of us have juggled home-schooling with trying to earn a full time living, with parenting, with juggling the extra house work such as cooking and cleaning, we’ve juggled our own emotions and our children’s emotions too. All whilst being in lockdown, with no ability to refuel ourselves or our kids properly with fun days out, or meeting up with friends and family for some social interaction. 
Of course there have been many amazing moments. So many times that we’ve looked around us and felt so thankful to be able to be safe at home with the people we love most. And feeling so thankful for the extra time with our little people during the moments that we’ve been able to just enjoying ‘be-ing’. 

But let’s not forget that this hasn’t just been extra time to enjoy our kids. This has been an often exhausting juggle of trying to work full time, home school and be the best parent we can be all whilst keeping our house going and everybody happy and fed. The pressure has been immense at times. There is a reason we don’t take our kids to work, it’s near enough impossible to get anything done. But alas, that pressure to do it all was thrown upon so many of us and whilst there’s been days we’ve felt it was all too much (because it was!), we got up everyday and we did our best. 

So yeah there may have been tears and frustration from everyone at times, but we should be so proud of ourselves and so proud of our little people. Absolutely none of us are superhuman, and the demands and pressures we all faced at times were often overwhelming and yet here we are - we did it! 

Thank you for reading. 
  Alex xo

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