Love seeing a deep blue sky. Today we had glimpses. Nice while it lasted, which wasn’t very long. But it’s better than nothing.
Thankfully we have been able to secure a replacement for his lovely nurse counsellor. Might actually get a consultation sometime in August. Even better it will be in our garden. So Hawklad won’t be stressed out at the thought of travelling 30 miles to the hospital. It’s something. It’s another start. The first stages will be to see if son can build up a link with the new person. These links don’t come easily. If a link is established then work can start on this germ anxieties and obsessive hand washing. It’s a long term project. Certainly won’t be seeing any results prior to the schools returning in September. It’s one step at a time. Some things go beyond my parenting capacity so I’m really thankful for any help.
Where does that leave going back to school. Nothing has changed. It’s still Hawklads call. I just can’t see how he can go back given his fears of touching any surfaces. Even the expert health opinion is that any return is unlikely any time soon for him. It might take months of work to start to see any progress and progress is not guaranteed. The school situation complicates things. On the one hand our PM is saying schools are perfectly safe to open without observing social distancing. On the other hand schools are being warned to make plans for shutdowns starting in October. It’s just a mess.
So I need to make plans for both homeschooling and for a return to the classroom. Must admit I’m currently too tired to think straight on these matters. I will leave it for a week or so. Let’s see if we can sort out a true staycation. Might do both of us good to have break from the worries. Given we won’t be leaving our own little word, maybe staycationing is another way of saying doing the same stuff, just don’t worry about schooling. Sadly it’s still not really Tent in the Garden weather. We need a little more blue skies. That would be nice…..