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.