I know it's a bit pathetic but I can't help feeling down that we've had the bulk of the school summer holidays and they're drawing to a close soon (in England, anyway). I absolutely love the school hols and feel as excited as my DCs when I pick them up from school on their last day in July every year.
Then as more and more 'back to school' adverts are on tv I start to feel more and more grumpy. I love summer; I love lazy afternoons and evenings watching the DCs playing in the garden and I love the lie-ins in the morning and no lunches to make & uniforms to iron. And I bloody hate winter and the cold weather it brings. Meh.
Please someone tell me to grow up, and someone else say something funny
And PS we're not the Waltons BTW; my two youngest are so sick of being in each other's company 24/7 that they're arguing over who started the last argument, but even that doesn't make me look forward to the Autumn Term - urgh what a horrible name for a term
I was dreading the holidays. We have 10 weeks and it was my first summer holidays (ds (5) at school for 2 years but dd's (3) first year at nursery). But it's been amazing. The dcs have been so good, we've had the odd lazy day mixed in with seeing loads of friends, going out blah blah blah. I'm dreading going back to time constraints and early mornings and tired children. Dd is starting full time school so they will both be gone 8:30 til 4:30 for 4 days a week and I'm going to miss them.
France! I love it that I still have Wednesdays with my brats but the school days are very long. And I feel cheated out of an extra 2 years of them being at home. They start school at 3 which seems so little but they love it and have a great time.
me to twinkly - I think you've put your finger on it - the long hols are the only time I chill out a bit and don't run around like a headless fart making sure everyone is keeping to my fucking stupid schedule...
These holidays are so short - I only have 5.5 weeks. I have to back next Thursday DD goes back Tuesday after. It's all gone so quick. She's at drama summer school for these next three days and then there isn't much time left to do much more is there?
I love the holidays, no proper routines, doing what we like, when we like.