It’s school holidays here.
Half the school year is over, and the second half looms long and large in our future. But for now, there is two weeks of ‘whatever’.
I am not sure how I feel about that.
Some parents hate being cooped up at home with the kids and long for the holidays to be over.
I can relate to that, especially at this time of year when it is cold and wet and everyone is stuck inside getting on each others’ nerves.
I am certainly being worn down by the narking and fighting. I am longing for a little calm quiet space. I am fast becoming a lot less zen about kids who say ‘I’m bored’.
I confess that it was quite lovely the day that Izzy was in bed sick. I marveled at how taking just one twin out of the scenario led to such a change in tone. Zoe and Morgan played the day away with hardly a nasty word between them.
Ok so cleaning the spew out of our queen sized bed wasn’t so great. And Izzy was miserable sick. And Zoe ended up losing it later that night because she ‘missed her sister so much’ and was angry with her for being sick. But still… the change in dynamics was refreshing.
I guess that is what holidays are really – a change in dynamics.
From the weekly routine of frantic mornings, quiet days and insane afternoons… to long stretches of ‘different’.
I love not having to make lunches. I love not having to drive in and out of town a million times to pick up and drop off everyone. I love not having to be anywhere. I love having the time to do cool stuff with my kids. I love that I don’t care what time they go to sleep, or what time they get up. I love the extra cuddles. I love the extra time to be with my children.
But I miss the routine. I miss the moments of just me and Noah. I miss being forced to go outside at least twice a day.
I love the opportunities the holiday gives me and I love the opportunities that the school routine gives me. But I can’t have it both ways (ah if only!) so I guess I’ll just take the good with the bad and work on accepting the change of dynamics.
I’ll look forward to all the great things about holidays and count the days till the next one comes around. And I’ll remember there are good things about school term too…
School holidays? Love em? Hate em? Don’t effect you so you don’t give a damn?
Oh and just in case you missed it…
A Freaky Friday Facebook Challenge over on my facebook page today. Can you come up with a word for ‘vomit’ that has not already been added to the looooong list?