“It’s fantastic now that the vaccines are being rolled out and the schools are back open.
“That first day I took my kids to school, looking at all the others parents high-fiving each other it was a lovely feeling. It’s been tough, it’s been really tough but it’s been tough for a lot more people so I just thank my lucky stars we got through it.”
“The home-schooling has been pretty much non-existent really,” Paddy continued. “If you can do it, if you’ve got the time and your kids are switched on to it than that’s great.
“For me, I was all about keeping them happy, reading with them, encouraging them to do things, drawing and painting but I never sat down doing any kind of lessons because it wouldn’t have worked and I wouldn’t want to make them unhappy.”
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