In one way it feels like Easter has crept up on us out of nowhere. I don’t think all the snow we have had in March has helped, up until a glimmer of sunshine at the weekend it has still felt like the depths of winter. Saying that, the weather forecast earlier on in the week was predicting a white Easter. A white Easter? I ask you?! It has happened before so I don’t want to speak too soon. I do hope they have got it wrong though I am so over winter now.
When you have children in school, you can’t help but think of the year in terms as well as seasons and to me Easter always means cracking out the summer uniform and before you know it you are hurtling towards the end of the school year. But I’m getting ahead of myself now. I’m sat here in 100 denier tights and my winter coat draped over the back of my chair. Just a tiny hint of spring would be lovely thank you.
After a busy couple of weeks and the clocks changing last weekend, I feel like we are ready for this Easter break though. My youngest in particular has really struggled this week and that final school run couldn’t come soon enough. Luckily the teen has the same time off from uni as the little ones have off from school so that’s nice too. Their holidays aren’t always in sync now so it will be nice to have a full brood. Well almost full brood. My eldest moved out in January so it is just the three girls at home now. Something we are all still getting used to to be honest but it will be lovely to see him at the weekend. You’re never too old for an Easter egg hunt, right?
As much as I love Christmas, I can’t help but love Easter even more. You get all of the bank holidays, big fat roasts and chocolate coming out of your ears without the high expectations that Christmas brings. There is no stress about seeing who when or buying gifts, you just get to kick back and enjoy time as a family.I’m really looking forward to this long weekend and then of course the two weeks off school that follows.
We don’t have many plans but I’m happiest that way. When you only have a week off school I always feel like I have to cram everything in and it never feels much like a break. But when you have two weeks (well two weeks and a bit) off then it feels like you have all the time in the world to do all the stuff you want but also have lots of days where you can just see where the mood takes you. We’re not going away on holiday because Mr Mostly is too busy at work (plus I really wouldn’t be comfortable leaving Clementine just yet!) but we do hope to get up to The Lakes at some point and no doubt there will be lots of car picnics and National Trusting too.
Happy Easter folks!