Easter holidays are here.
I am not even vaguely prepared.
We have fairly long holidays – 2.5 weeks, and for some reason – like a very manic child, a busy work week and an even busier week pretending to organise the PTA I haven’t organised any at home control activities.
Luckily, having just looked through my diary, it seems we won’t be at home much anyway!
Boyo is in an entirely different mood to that of last Summer when the holidays began. I was absolutely dreading the 7 long weeks. This time, whilst I can’t say I am ecstatic, I do feel that for now, he is on a slightly more even footing. I am also well aware that with the return to school and the talk of moving to a new class, that this even footing will come to an abrupt halt.
We start the hols tomorrow with a visit to good family friends – 2 older girls who Boyo adores and who are gracious enough to tolerate and answer his every question and jump to his every request. The afternoon will include a long walk and lots of food – both top of Boyo’s list of items needed for a good afternoon. Oh, and a dog – that always helps!
Then we have a couple of playdates. Boyo is becoming good friends with a couple of boys at school and I’ve promised him a morning of junk modelling with Bob.
We have a couple of trips to London planned. These always go down well with Boyo. He just loves a day out. I don’t love the fall out when we return, but time & time again I marvel at how when we are out of our own stomping ground, we have much better days than when we are at home. (unless we go on holiday and then it all goes tits up!).
A couple of days he will go to sports camp and I will lie in a dark room. Or…….. I even thought about visiting the hairdressers. That will be a first since Boyo came home. (I have had my hair cut, just the hairdresser comes here whilst Boyo narrates by my side!)
We have a sleepover planned with his best little friend.
And each day will involve fresh air and exercise.
So, with several fun things planned, some work for me, and some downtime for Boyo, it doesn’t seem too daunting a break. How it actually goes is an entirely different matter.