FLO Flyer 15 May 2020

May 15, 2020

FLO Flyer

 

Day 29 and its Friday again.

 

The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment.  Next week we will be in the last week of Term 5. It will also be Mental Health Awareness Week, so I am planning to include something related to that theme every day.  There will be information and ideas for adults and children alike.  It feels like 2020 has pushed our mental health to new limits.  However we are feeling, there is help and support available despite lockdown.  If you need help, asking for it is often the most difficult bit. Sharon and I can help you to contact services if you are not able to do it alone.

 

                Emma – 07889 349144                   Sharon – 07889349146

 

For this week’s recipe, I have decided to go for classic flapjacks. Easy to bake, no flour needed, a good one for children to do, and always tastier when they’re homemade. Enjoy!

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/3516576/recipe/classic-flapjacks

 

Most of our children have now been at home for six weeks of term time. So I thought I’d share this little article I was sent:

You have had your children home for the same time now that you would if they were on summer holidays.  You have protected, nourished, educated, supported and entertained your children during a period of national and international uncertainty and fear.  You have experienced emotions for yourself and your family that you never knew existed, never mind experienced before.

 

 Six weeks is a long time.

 

Think about how you feel at the end of the summer holidays.  Remember that exhausting feeling of having so little sleep, much less money and hearing ‘mummy/daddy’ every time you happen to sit down.  And you wonder why you are exhausted after six weeks of lockdown?

 

You are amazing!  You have achieved something no other parent ever has during our time.  You have faced six weeks unable to take your child or children anywhere, six weeks of no parks, holidays to break up the boredom, no day trips, no family to help.  On top of that you have juggled work demands, loneliness on a level never experienced before, information overload from the internet and emotional turmoil of not being able to see people you hold dear.  Even getting food to eat has been a major drama!

 

So it’s ok to feel drained.  It’s ok to feel like you would sell your soul right now for five minutes alone. It’s ok to feel uninspired about another day of home schooling, another day of never-ending laundry and cooking.  It’s ok to be so very tired.

 

Six weeks is a long time                 But you have made it                  Be proud of yourself Stand tall

 

History will remember you for your courage, your children will remember this period as a time knowing they were safe and loved and teachers everywhere are deeply grateful that you are there for your children when they should be but can’t be.

 

In short: you are awesome!        And so are your children.

 

Give yourselves a big pat on the back and have a great weekend!

Take care, Emma

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