Last week was a big week for us- phase 2 of lockdown started and my daughter’s school opened. We have been social distancing since March and we have not met up with anyone. The nearest we got, was a doorstep conversation with neighbours and a friend who dropped something off. We have hardly been out either- a weekly trip to the park and supermarket and that is it.
My daughter hadn’t even chatted to her friends on the phone: “I want to play with them, Mummy, not talk on the phone.” Fair enough, but I thought this might make it hard for her going back to school- seeing her friends when she hadn’t chatted to them.
I needn’t have been concerned. Day 1 at school and she was bubbly and happy, just like before. We met with a friend in the park and they went scooting round; it was lovely to see. I was able to have my first face to face chat in ages, with just a picnic mat to separate us, not a screen. It was great!