Oh we needed this half term break. We were on our last legs – the children were tired and my crazy working schedule came to an end – so we all downed tools this week and just let loose!
The routine was well & truly dropped and the children set the pace, to when then woke up (but not when they went to bed although it has been more flexible) to what we had for dinner. Have you ever read the book Dice Man where the protagonist Luke Rhinehart lets the dice decide his fate? This week was a bit like that! I’m not surprised how much fun we’ve had but I am surprised how many lazy moments we’ve enjoyed!
Our trip to Go Ape Junior didn’t turn out as planned as Dadtired hurt his ankle, however Grandma was the perfect substitute. The Little Shires had so much fun with Grandma – I only hope I’m as much fun as she is when I’m being called granny!
Whilst the Little Shires were away, me & Dadtired enjoyed a rare meal out. We spend too much time being mummy & daddy and not enough time being *us* – but we should because when we do take time out it’s really enjoyable.
At the children’s request we made chocolate brownies, shared time with friends, playdates & sleepover, trampolines for hours at Rush & spent a day with cousins playing make-believe.
I’m surprised we’ve only had pizza twice this week! We’ve eaten two types of pasta with our bolognaise, naan bread with beetroot & Cottage Pie and had pear & ice-lollies for pudding!
It’s been laughter all the way with a fair amount of downtime in between, watching movies or reading books often in PJs. All their choice..
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We really have shaken off our school routine. Even having Dadtired at home, although by default because of his Achilles injury, made it feel very relaxed. No one is rushing out of the door at 8am *Dadtired can barely walk, let alone rush!*
We’ve had so much fun this week. I’m not looking forward to getting back into our routine next week. But let’s not think about that now…!
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.