Picture this: Stepping out the door after 149 days of home-schooling
With kids back to school today, parents across the city are breathing a sigh of relief. Lauren Rush chronicled the months her children were at home this year.
Our family has spent 149 days at home so far this year, with just eight weeks at school.
Today, the school age residents are being released back into the world.
Over the past months on the Corona-coaster, we’ve spent our days making things – bread, earrings, pizza fractions, books, art projects and a camp in the lounge room.
We planted snow peas, painted our nails, sent letters to our friends, tried our hand at piano, rescued a frog from inside a wardrobe, joined virtual dance parties, soaked up the sun when it shone, decorated biscuits and spent hours on video calls with family and friends.
We’ve walked more laps of our neighbourhood than I ever thought possible.
During a time that has felt so uncertain and riddled with grief, there is one thing that we’ve learnt – and that is how incredibly lucky we are.
Given the chance, would I change it at all?
I’ll tell you at 3pm, when I pick those little people up from school.