Things I know about the school holidays
I love the school holidays. Really really enjoy the time spent at home.
With the kids.
Out of routine.
Sure they argue at times but that is just life. We have had a bit of a mixture these holidays – some time in the big smoke, some time at home, time with friends and lots of hanging out time. So these are the things that I know
Catching up with family is necessary. Especially if it is with the grandparent variety of family.
The Little Misses and I had a few nights in the Big Smoke – spent at my parent’s house. Kicking back. Catching up. Cups of tea. Talking. Playing. Spending time together.
One of my most favourite moments of heading to mum and dad’s was when we walked in the door and (unbeknownst to us) my 7 year old niece was already there. My Miss 8 and her cousin Miss 7 fell into a conversation that they must have started last holidays…. And just kept on going. Family does that.
Some really good friends are almost like family.
I had morning tea with a girlfriend and her brood. By myself (the Little Misses were caught up in Grandma time). Talked. Drank coffee. Talked some more. Listened to 2 and 5 year old chatter. Hugged. Cemented the relationship that has gone on for more than 20 years.
Sometimes it is good to do something different. Really out of the box.
I was really lucky to win some tickets to a show that we wouldn’t have normally gone to. It was a bit tricky due to the timing (Sunday afternoon at 5pm) but well worth the effort of a day trip to the Big Smoke only days after getting home from our grandparent trip. Lots of fun. A reminder to do things that are sometimes “a bit hard”.
There are still things in a busy world that make you smile.
We found a few things over the holidays that really made me smile. The Little Library in the busy shopping centre that was filled with second hand books. “Take one and bring it back when you have finished”. Love it.
Time with “just us” is really important.
We were lucky these holidays to have all four of us home for the second week. We have hung out at home. Had coffee down the street at our favourite café. Been up the mountain for a family ski. Just spent time together. Priceless.
Are you a school holiday lover or hater?by