I got a phonecall on Wednesday from the school, saying was I aware that they did a registration at 10.20 on zoom or similar.
Thursday came and I dutifully logged onto the account and got Monkey ready to say hello to all his friends.
I honestly thought he was going to cry he was so happy to see everyone.
It made me realise that despite my best efforts he is really missing his friends and I am not a good substitute for it.
I am not sure what the answer is, as the only solution is to open the schools back up and people don’t want that, the government are talking about keeping kids at home till Easter and I am not sure Monkey or myself are going to be able to keep this up, till April, especially with everything still shut. Suicides are starting to creep up here in the UK mainly amongst men and this is only going to get worse while we shut ourselves away.
But then you send the kids back our Covid rates start going up again and while there is very little risk to my family what about others?
I get there is no simple answer, especially for someone who can sort it out on the internet but not have any say in it. I just wish the government would come out with a plan