Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Magick Of Summer Holidays

I'm talking about the summer school holidays which I know there are parents who love em or hate em and I'm in the love em category.

There are only 2 weeks left for the kids in school and by this time of the year I am shattered, I can feel my energy drooping and the longing to stay under the duvet get stronger and stronger to the point where I dangle my legs over the side of the bed while laying down still and hope that is enough...alas not lol, so not a fan of the alarm clock when it goes off at 6.20am.

I have 3 children and as much as I do love doing the school run it seems to be going on forever and I have quite a few more years left (I am counting down) plus I work shifts which can mean no lay in on a weekend for a few weeks and I do appreciate a lay in but the school holidays have always had a magick sparkle to them even when I was a kid, they seemed to last forever and I loved that because I was an outdoor kid.

The summer holidays for me means no routine yay, spending time with the kids although being kids they have their own interests eg tablets, mobile phones so I don't get much of a look in unless there is food and a family dvd involved.....oh yes and a shopping spree but even though I still have to work through the holidays it just means we aren't living dangerously to a dead line with time, no stress first thing in the morning with "Have you brushed your teeth" and "Have you had breakfast" to "Where's your coat, you'll need it" and trust me this lasts until they are well into their teens!

You'd swear it was me breaking up from school and I guess in a way it is because some days I still feel like that child that has the magick of the summer holidays around the corner.

Rachel x

8 comments:

Priya Shiva said...

I can totally garee with you. Summer vacations are fun with kids. House seems lively, no routines, lazy mornings :)

Suzy said...

I can relate to this. And that reminds me that it is time to take a short break from work and just chill. Dropping by from UBC

Rachel Curtis said...

it's good to have the kids home...here's to lazy mornings lol x

Rachel Curtis said...

Mind you, the food bill goes up every week for those 6 weeks off school lol x

~Andie~ said...

I love the summer holidays too ♥ I think the stress free mornings make all the difference and I love going on little mini adventures x

Rachel Curtis said...

I agree with you Andie, stress free mornings and adventures here we come x

Jina McHugo said...

Hi! I saw your post on the UBC Facebook Challenge and couldn't agree with you more. I recently moved from the United States to the South of France and put my 4 year old son right into French school without knowing a word of French. Talk about stress! Anyway it has been a great experience too. You can read about it in my blog here http://masabicou.com/category/our-blogs/jinas-blog/ Thanks! Jina

Rachel Curtis said...

Hiya Jina,

Just popped over and left a comment. I can understand your stress, how is your getting along with learning french? the market looks lovely, all that food Mmm x