After all the craziness that last week brought with it, this week has been our week for helping. Our friend is still testing positive for covid so this week with have been continuing to help with the school runs.
It’s funny as I remember the school runs being a big hurdle I had to overcome. When Little E started reception I hadn’t been able to leave the house with both children on my own. Walking to school with them both was a new challenge. Something that I was able to overcome with the help of new friends found at Little E’s school. Here I am four years later helping my friend and taking four children to school in the mornings on my own. One needs to go to a completely different school and the others have staggered start times. Don’t get me wrong other mums have helped me but I have done it!
Even when it was my day off of the school run on Monday I still found myself helping Darren. He took three of the children in whilst I had Ethan’s transport collect him from home. The thought of taking four children in at once was too much for Darren. On the other hand, I was clearly smashing it! Who am I kidding there were hurdles but I overcame them as and when needed.
Being in this helping mood I have decided I should try to help myself off the medication I am taking. I had to start my medication for anxiety and depression just before Little E started school. I’m in a very different place now than I was then. My work life has changed and now all of my team share experiences of working from home due to the pandemic. I’m making steps with taking the children out on my own. Small steps but taking them to the panto on my own was a real milestone for us all. I also now know more people in the area. Something I thought I would do when Little E was born but it didn’t work out that way. Her starting school has made a very positive impact on my life for so many reasons.