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This Plus That Equals…. Half Term

This plus that equals…. Half Term

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about our upcoming, first ever, half term. I am so flipping excited to have my boy back home for a week, even if he just rolled his eyes at me when I mentioned it this morning.

Feeling Calm
Cuddles with his besties


I am going to squish him sooooo hard! I really am. I’m just going to squish him until he won’t let me squish him any more, so about 5 seconds. Then I’m going to sneak up on him and squish him some more.

That kid is going to get all the cuddles. We’ll stay in our jammies and cuddle. We’ll relish not having to get up and dressed, though I might still go for the morning walks if he’s up for it.

We’ll snuggle and watch movies, eating all the popcorn. In fact I’ll do whatever he wants so long as it involves all the cuddles.

Feeling Calm
Loving our morning walks 


A Break From Work

As selfish as it may be, him not being at school means I cannot be at work and I am looking forward to the break.

He’s off for just over a week. Half term starts on Thursday here, so I’ve managed to fit my normal Thursday and Friday shifts into my days off at the beginning of the week. Work from open to close on Saturday to cover some of next week’s shifts and book a couple of days holiday so I can just be with him.

I’m lucky my manager is so flexible and accommodating and I couldn’t be more grateful. That being said I’m ready for the break. School has been hard going on me, the new routine, the new people, the change. I had spent so long worrying about L, I hadn’t for a second stopped to think about myself. I am ready for a break!

Feeling Calm
Sleepy cuddles


L is ready for half term. He is ready for the rest. He is tired both mentally and physically. Who can blame him really.

Today we had our first bout of tears when I dropped him at school. I’m 100% sure it was down to him being tired. He was clingy and sad, the behaviour I had been expecting from the get go but not seen.

I hated leaving him at school in such a state, dropping your kid off in floods of tears is not fun. So I’m glad the half term has arrived and we can have a rest. Recharge his batteries and just spend some time together, no learning, no pressure, just resting.

Carved pumpkin
Pumpkin time



I really, really want to take L to a pumpkin patch over the holidays, it’s something we are both looking forward to.

Obviously a good chunk of me just wants the photo opp, cute kid in a pumpkin patch, my blogger job done, ha!

It does look like a lot of fun though and L is obsessed with all things Halloween and has been banging on about buying a pumpkin for at least three months, so I’m happy to finally feed into that, just in a bigger way than he was expecting.

First Cinema Trip
Cinema Trip


We would also like to go to the cinema together. It’s always something we do as a treat, one of the early morning kids club showings.

We get popcorn and drinks and watch whatever is on. It’s just something we always enjoy doing, plus, it’s relaxing for him and involves little effort on my part.

Last time we went we actually had the entire screen to ourselves which was a blast, not thinking I’ll be so lucky over half term, but you never know.

Anyone else looking forward to half term as much as me?

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza and #StayClassyMama


Musings Of A Tired Mummy



13 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Half Term”

  1. Half term has started! We have been really busy so far but sre planning plenty of rest at the end of it before school starts back up. I am hoping to have a go at pumpkin carving for the first time ever and eating it too! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  2. It sounds as though you have such a fun half term planned! Ours is the following week – I can’t wait!! Thanks for linking up with #Blogstravaganza

  3. I know exactly where you’re coming from. Although we are in the preschool camp here, I’m currently waiting for baby number 3 to make his arrival…he’s already late. And, although different circumstances I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my other boys. Things have been limited due to the enormous size of me, cuddles are no longer comfortable and we haven’t managed to do any Halloween activities yet. Sometimes we all just need that magic quality time to unwind, relax and enjoy the company of our ‘babies’.

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