Other than being slightly confused with the May half term being fairly solidly in June I can’t believe how quickly it has come around. It means we’re nearly at the Summer holidays and that means L has nearly finished Key Stage 1!
I can’t go much further down that rabbit hole, this year is going by too fast and we haven’t really done anything!
I always enjoy a school holiday, but like most parents I find planning my annual leave around them stressful as there is simply not enough leave to spread across all the school holidays.
So that means that this half term I shall be working. Thankfully I have a very flexible boss and a super understanding and accommodating team so I have have changed some bits around and shall be fitting my four days of work into three. I’ll still get my hours in but also get to spend a couple of days with the boy.
Our half term is packed full of plans. I’m a little overwhelmed by it all, packed full of plans isn’t an issue we’ve had over the last 12 months!!
I’ll be working a full day on the Bank Holiday Monday. Husband works the kind of job that doesn’t open on bank holidays, so they’ll be having a boys days whilst I spend the day working.
Tuesday we’re catching up with friends at a nearby playground that has just had a pretty epic revamp, weather permitting! Otherwise they’ll pop round and they can play indoors, a novelty in itself at the moment. An actual friend from another family, inside the actual house.
Wednesday we’ll be catching up with my parents, sister and nieces. L is very excited about this. Very excited indeed. He’s only met his youngest cousin the once and misses his older cousin dreadfully. I’m not sure what we’ll be doing. It’s hard to find an activity that will occupy a 6 month old, 2 1/2 year old and a 7 year old!! But we’ll work something out.
I’m back to work on the Thursday and Friday but I’ve shifted my half days slightly so that L can go to Football Camp with his bestie. The football sessions that are run in conjunction with our local team have proven invaluable to me. L loves them, attending a weekly after school session and regularly going over the school holidays. They are affordable, fun and at a variety of locations, one of which is literally on my way to work. It’s a place he genuinely wants to be and unlike most holiday clubs is priced so that it is still actually worth me going into work!
That’s it. Our week done. Even writing this makes me feel like it’s already done and dusted. I know it will go by in the blink of an eye. That’s not even mentioning the weekends filled with birthday parties and sports. It really does feel like we’ve turned a corner. It’s so good for L that I just have to get over my anxieties about it being too much, too soon. If this past year has taught me anything it’s to make the most of the opportunities when they present themselves, because nothing is guaranteed.
What have you guys got planned for half term? Is it a busy one as well?