With the Easter holidays now over and back to school and nursery being the order of the day, across social media there seems to be a distinct split – those who cannot wait for the school gates to open and the others who are a little more reluctant.
As a whole, I absolutely loved having the kids off. With no school run to tie us to a strict routine, we were able to spend our days doing as we please. I got the feeling people thought I was off my head when I said I was sad the holidays were over. I get that school holidays can be stressful – emotionally, financially and logistically a childcare nightmare, but doesn’t the good outweigh the bad? Giving you time as a family unit to unwind and embrace being a kid without school work, homework and the pressures of school life hanging over you. Easter holidays are always nice as we usually get a few nice days weather wise to get out and about, and who doesn’t love a blue sky to cheer them up?
Has it become uncool to like your kids and not want them with you at home?!
Don’t get me wrong, there were times when I was tearing my hair out and I too wanted the holidays to hurry up so I could get some time to myself, but as a whole I bloody love my sprogs. They are ace company and we have such fun together. We decided to have an adventure just the four of us in Blackpool and it was lovely to lead a fun little date with my three.
With Charlie being 8 and the girls almost 4, I guess they are all at a good age as they are independent but not too cool to be seen with their Mom. I know that I am lucky and not all families have the freedoms we do; many are left without a car or areas that they can visit easily.
Time goes by so quickly and I feel this more than ever with the days ticking down until my girls start school. Perhaps this is why I am trying to savour the moment and enjoy time with my kids. We all know they don’t stay little long and before you know it, there won’t be the option to spend time with them as they will be off on their own journey with their own families and friends.