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!