The start of half term!

Before the days of having a school aged child I was of that group that thought school kids had holidays at the drop of a hat.  Half term here, half term there. Easter weeks, Christmas weeks, summer weeks.  More on holiday than not!   Then, of course, my own child started and the intensity of how much they learn and have to do has come like a sudden slap.  Wow, even 5 year olds have a bit of an intense ride.  There is spellings, writing practice, reading every night, option homework, different types of more optional homework.   It’s all a bit of a whirlwind and, whilst this half term has been a lot easier than the first, it’s intense for little ones.  They don’t realise it though and seem to soak it all up like little sponges do.   

I now fully appreciate the school holidays.  All those half term weeks, as well as all the inset days.   We’re not brave enough  to jet off abroad just yet so it’s going to be 9 glorious days of doing not very much.  Days of sitting about on the sofa.  Days of going out.  Days of cuddles. Days with no alarms and days of just faffing about, with some fun activities thrown in to keep us all amused! 

  

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33 thoughts on “The start of half term!”

  1. don’t I’m so missing the school holidays, my youngest who is almost 17 is off this week in the UK, but it’s too far and too expensive for him to fly out here, so he’ll come over for Easter when I’m also off. I teach at an Arabic school so only get March 2 weeks, July and August and December 2 weeks off, no half terms just public holidays
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  2. Aww cute photo 🙂 Up here in Scotland the kids were only off from Wednesday to Friday last week so the family and I had a lovely little trip down to Leicestershire. Was great as the school holidays hadn’t started down south yet so the attractions weren’t that busy 🙂

    Enjoy doing nothing x
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  3. I also only appreciated half term when my son started school and I understood the importance of it for kids and parents! Like you my son and me will just stay at home ant try to enjoy the free time.

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  4. 9 days of no plans sounds pretty perfect. I used to feel really guilty if I didn’t have something planned every day during the holidays. But I quickly realised that kids need downtime at home. We don’t have much planned either, and I am looking forward to not rushing around and having some PJ days x
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  5. Gorgeous pictures, I was the same before Meme started school I felt like the School holidays all the time. How wrong was I? We are on a constant count down to the holidays, lazy days doing nothing, catching up with friends, little days out but mostly I just love having my big girl back with me. X

  6. Look at those cuties. I hope you all had a great half term. I must admit the holidays do come around so quickly and I find myself say ‘holiday, already’, but the kids do need it. And we have been eased into school very differently, no experience of homework yet. School with Little E is going to be a bit of a shock!

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