School’s out for summer

This post may well come to bite me in the backside in a couple of weeks or so but I doubt it. You see, I love the school holidays. Absolutely love them.

I love having my full brood at home. As a stay at home mummy, this is what it is all about for me. I think I look forward to the holidays even more than my children. I love having a house full of children and noise, bickering and all.

But I just love the freedom that comes from not having our days disjointed by school runs and battles over homework. I love lazy mornings and relaxed bedtimes. Taking away those rigid time tables of who needs to be where when, somehow actually makes me feel much more organised. There are no forms to sign, no uniforms to iron, no dates to forget.

I just love us all being at home together. I love making plans for days out and camping trips. But those unplanned days too where you can just see where the mood (and the weather) might take you are just as much fun. If not more in fact. It’s all about having that time to breath. Just time to be. And I love it.

School holidays used to fill me with absolute dread when I worked which is why I think I love them all the more now. I know that I’m lucky to be at home and enjoy them rather than worry about where the hell I am going to find, let alone afford, childcare for all of those weeks ahead. I get the chance to create memories of never ending holidays instead of feeling guilt ridden about being at work and I am so very grateful for that.

This summer feels like a bit of a milestone too. Come September, my eldest will be starting his GCSEs and my youngest will be making her very first steps into school life as she joins reception. My ever growing, ever changing family is making huge big steps this September and it feels like an even bigger reason to make the most of every day of this holiday.

And I can’t wait.

11 thoughts on “School’s out for summer

  1. Midlife singlemum says:

    I hope I can enjoy the (only) three weeks that DD has no nursery this summer. I’m dreading it atm but trying to muster a more positive attitude. Thanks for this great outlook.

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  2. Sussex Mama says:

    I absolutely love the summer holidays too, I get way more excited than the kids. As I type I am still covered in sea salt from a wonderful day at the beach, kids just gone to bed and are chatting, not worrying about getting up for school tomorrow. I massively heart the summer hols, so glad to hear of another mum who does too!

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  3. Victoria says:

    I’m with you, I enjoy the freedom so much we took a nine month summer holiday! I love how projects stretch over days and we can just potter as the mood takes us.

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  4. chezmummy says:

    I hate that I have to work during the holidays. I feel like I’m missing out on so much with them. I definitely think you have the right idea of savouring the moments

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  5. gold account says:

    How fabulous your school holidays sound. And still another week! Maybe yours started after ours. We have already been back at school for a week, and my eldest is a high-school newbie too. I love school holidays too. Not that they sound as lovely as yours, but I do love spending time with the kids and just being able to relax without the hustle and bustle of “normal”. We signed up for netball at the weekend, and footy next weekend. It’s all on again, and it’s all good, and we love being involved with all the kids activities, but with work as well, it really does all get a bit hectic. I just wish there were more hours in the day!

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