Project 365 2021 Week 6 Day 38-44 and our sixth week of lockdown with school and work from home and the last week before half-term.
Sunday 7th February – Day 38
My son doesn’t get to spend much time with his Dad, and especially doing something that my son specifically wants to do. So today I told them both that we would spend time doing exactly what my son wanted to do. He picked a Lego building challenge, pitting his parents against each other with him deciding the various build categories. We were each provided with two random tubs of Lego bricks and timed to complete each challenge. My son loved having our undivided attention, he all too often has to do what we want to do.
Monday 8th February – Day 39
The OH ended up taking my car to work as his car wouldn’t start yet again. He had the battery changed recently so must be something more serious. But I guess at least my car got to have a bit of a run. He brought the van up to jump-start it later in the day and it’s back in the garage later in the week so they can investigate further.
It snowed all day and even though you can’t tell, it was actually snowing when I took this photo after we’d finished work for the day. As you can see, it was a really poor show after the other week. My son still found something to smile about though and after this snow ‘catch’ he wrote random P’s (for Paddington of course) all over the estate in any snow he found.
Tuesday 9th February – Day 40
It was always Paddington who sat on top of the sofa or armchair but recently Brewster has started doing it too. Another strange change.
I’d ordered a new egg slicer from Amazon as our ancient one finally died. On only the second time I used the new one, one of the wires snapped. Grrr. Hardly fit for purpose, so need to arrange a return, refund and purchase a different one.
My son had a good day with school at home, minus one mid-morning blip. Celebrate the little triumphs is the only way forward.
It tried snowing but was so fine it didn’t come to anything.
My SIL is having her Covid vaccination at the weekend, so that will be all of the over 70’s in the family in the UK who have had their first ones.
Wednesday 10th February – Day 41
More trying and failing to snow but it’s bitterly cold. My son was on top form with his schoolwork today, helped by me being able to fully support him. Only two more days to go!
It’s still freezing but it was nice to see blue sky this afternoon. I needed to return the broken egg slicer to a drop off point so it was a good excuse to get my son out for a walk. He also got to have his weekly video call with his best friend after they’d both finished their schoolwork.
The tooth fairy is visiting again tonight, the third time in six weeks, she’s going to be bankrupt at this rate, and finding a £1 in a cashless lockdown is proving tricky!
Thursday 11th February – Day 42
Do love a good mackerel sky snapped from my bedroom window at the end of the day.
We got some good news, vaccinations in the general population where my parents live in Spain started today for those aged 80 and over, so hopefully my parents will receive theirs in the next round over there.
Friday 12th February – Day 43
Sums up the day – unravelled. On the last day of term, my son had a total meltdown during his live Maths lesson and then accidentally ripped his new jumper open on the door handle. All this before lunchtime. Thankfully the afternoon was more tranquil and I managed to stitch his jumper back together fairly well.
Wine was definitely called for in the evening.
Saturday 13th February – Day 44
My son and I are both left-handed but he is so much more ambidextrous than I am. The only thing I can only do with my right hand is holding my mouse, otherwise, I do everything with my left hand. My son can use scissors in his right hand which has always blown my mind. This morning he’s been doing some stitching whilst I’ve been on the laptop and he’s happily switched between hands the whole time. My brain can’t cope with that idea at all.