Are we nearly there yet?
Almost the end of daily routines
Weekly clubs already over
Taxi service to sports is done with
Peace and quiet looming, stretching to the horizon
Kids off school, bored and nagging
Interruptions, requests for snacks and screen time
Organising activities and friends to play
Money leaking to cover sports camp
Reclaiming the evenings, paying with daytime distractions
When does school go back?
Lots of local schools broke up on Tuesday or even last week, some are today. We keep going until next Tuesday. That’s OK though, we had an extra week at half term.
I don’t really hate the holidays. I’m loving this last couple of weeks of school when I don’t need to remember to send extra trainers or wellies for post-school rounders and forest school, and Beavers and Scouts have finished until September. On top of that I cannot wait to finish work and go on a proper holiday in a couple of weeks.
However, when we get back we’re facing three weeks before school goes back with himself at work on site Tues-Thurs and the kids aren’t booked into anything other than one day of rugby each. They’re either going to drive me nuts, develop severe screen addictions, or I just need to give up on being productive. Or we have to book them into some holiday clubs against their will. Small boy has shunned everything we’ve suggested and large boy proclaims he’s tool old.
What are your summer plans?