Back to school

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 May.

Today, the kids went back to school and – for the first time in over six weeks – Mrs. V and I found ourselves working from an otherwise quiet house. It felt ever so slightly weird.

When Mr. 10 got home, I asked him how it was. “Good” he said.

Mr. 10 is not a boy of many words.

I pressed on, trying to ask open – rather than closed – questions.

I asked him what was different about school now compared with school before lockdown.

“Not much”, he said, “we just had to wash our hands a bit more”.

Yes, it was tough going … especially since this conversation (in his mind) was the only thing between him and Minecraft.

But, in the end, it was clear that he was glad to be back at school.

Glad to see his friends.

Glad to be out of lockdown.

 

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