Logistics is my word of the week as I’m spending all my time planning diaries and events for three people – me & the two Shires.
The end of term comes with so many activities and things to organise…and remember!
Almost every day this week I’ve had to pack them off to school with something ‘extra’ and it continues next week. Board games on Monday, cakes and party clothes on Tuesday, early finishes on Friday.
Our nanny is also on holiday this week, so I’ve had to organising diaries, rearranging pick ups & drop offs, and re-organise our ‘norm.’ It doesn’t take much to disrupt the status quo, so this week really had to be organised with logistical precision with me & dadtired’s diaries totally aligned, otherwise someone would’ve been left behind. *Probably!
When it comes to planning I still like to use pen & paper as I need to see the ‘shape’ of the week!
But it has meant that I’ve done three after-school pick ups this week. And although I do school drop off every morning there really is something special about that end of the day hug you get when they come charging out of school and almost head-butt your stomach in that desire to be reconnected with you. Absence from the school gate really does make the heart grow fonder.
Next week the planning continues. It’s not only the board games needed on Monday, cake & party clothes on Tuesday, casuals for Mademoiselle on Wednesday and then early pick up on Friday, it’s also the remembering to bring them all home!
Tomorrow is the start of the reclaiming of term-Wellies lurking somewhere in the cloakroom, hoovering up missing cardigans and emptying out drawers of forgotten toys.
The end of term is fun but it’s also a logistical challenge to keep on top of everything!
But next week I have reinforcements in the shape of my mother. Seriously, this woman is awesome and I already know it’ll be a much smoother operation next week!
Have you had a good week? Have your summer holidays started yet? Whatever you;ve been up to I hope you’ve had a good week.
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.