And so begins the summer term

I can’t deny I wasn’t relieved to see the start of term this morning.  As a full time primary school teacher I used to look at Mum’s breathing a sigh of relief as they sent their children back to school and think “How can you want to send them back, surely you want to spend time with them?”Ok. I understand it now.  After an Easter holiday where every plan we made seemed to be foiled by car issues, money, the weather or just other people I was more than ready to get everyone back into their uniforms and get back to some semblance of normality today!  My house is a mess, my washing basket over flowing and I’ve got more emails to reply to than I know what to do with!

I’d love to tell you we had a really lovely Easter holiday but in reality it was just hard work.  I’m not for a second saying we didn’t have lots of fun too but there was a lot of time spent in the house with bickering, bored children and a very guilty feeling Mummy!

We spent a lot of time in the local park!

I’m determined that come Summer we will have at least one day out planned every week & I’m hoping Ben will get to spend a day a week at his after school club to keep him occupied and give him more chance to see his mates.  I can’t bear another school holiday like the one we’ve just had that’s for sure!  I want to be making memories not misery!

How do you cope with the school holidays?  I’d love to know!

5 Comments

  1. Ashley Beolens
    April 22, 2015 / 6:41 am

    I can see where you are coming from, you cannot do something every day (especially if it involves money), thankfully with summer coming up, picnics and nature walks can fill blank days and get the kids out of the house and into the fresh air.

    • April 24, 2015 / 10:01 am

      It can get so expensive can't it. It was just such a shame that the plans we had made had to be cancelled for one reason or another.

  2. April 22, 2015 / 7:51 am

    We really enjoyed our time off this Easter. Of course we had bickering and the usual issues, but we had lots of things planned over the two weeks. Usually, if we haven't made plans it can be really hard. Definitely going to try and make plenty of plans and book lots of things to look forward to for summer, finances permitting 🙂 x

    • April 24, 2015 / 10:02 am

      I'm determined to be organised and make sure we've got things to look forward to and fall back activities to make sure we don't get stuck in the house for days on end! If only we all had a magical Summer Holiday fund to dip into 😉

  3. April 26, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I have everything crossed that your summer holidays work out better than the Easter ones! x

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