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We’re on the last week of school holidays here. The weather has been fantastic – up until today – so there’s been no cabin fever to speak of so far (although rain is scheduled for the rest of the week, ack!). It’s been wonderful to enjoy a peaceful morning without the usual early morning herding of boys into their day. “I said a QUICK shower!” or “Eat your breakfast, mate.” or “Can you stop worrying about your phone and just pack your bag, please?” and finally “If you don’t hurry up, you’ll miss the bus – and I’m not driving you!”
So it’s nice to sleep in a little… and not be the Dragon Mother. I’ve managed a couple of mornings sleeping in until the positively decadent time of 8am. Score!
So what have we done instead of school? We’ve had friends of M’s here for sleepovers, we’ve gone to the park, and we’ve trotted off to the movies. H and I went to see ‘Pirates: Band of Misfits’ last week made by the same clever people who brought us Wallace & Gromit. H thought it was hilarious, laughing loudly several times throughout. I did too, although some of my giggling was at different parts of the movie. You’ve gotta love those film makers who include a few jokes for the grown ups, don’t you?
Today has been quite different. My eldest two boys are working and H is at a friend’s house for a sleepover. So I’ve been home alone. ALL DAY. It’s felt quite odd without anyone here during school holiday time, especially H. I’m so very used to hearing his deep voice in the background, rattling off huge chunks of memorised dialogue with its trademark low hum, or hearing the clatter as H builds a massive robot out of Hero Factory Lego on the lounge room table. I know he will be having the BEST time ever at his friend’s house so this odd feeling like I’ve forgotten something is a small price to pay.
It seems my boys are growing up. When did that happen?
So what have YOU been doing over the school holidays? Are your children back at school? Or if you’re child free, what would you RATHER be doing right now?