End of the holidays

We have really enjoyed the break from school, so far. Our first day of the holidays was a pyjama day, where we watched films to recover from the last few weeks of school. This is something that we do at the start of most holidays as I find that without a bit of a rest, my son is too tired to be bothered to take part properly in any other activities that we do. We have had a day out to the seaside, where we played at the arcades, had a bracing walk along the sea front plus candy floss, sweets and ice cream were consumed. Afterwards, we were able to visit Great Grandad for a couple of hours for a good old chat. Numerous days have been spent playing board games, cutting, gluing, painting, space ship model making, reading various Hairy Maclarey and Tom Gates books as well as playing games on the iPad.

As my children grow taller and taller, by what feels like, every second, they helped me to sort out their old clothes to make more room in their drawers. Again, these clothes are possibly going to be sold…one day…maybe. (SeeTroubles when selling my old stuff and More troubles selling my old stuff…. Sorting out these as well as the untidy bedrooms that I’d repeatedly asked them to sort out, took a good couple of days. Luckily, my Mum popped round for a day to help.

Tomorrow, the children are going to stay with their Grandparents for the weekend whilst I will be going to a wedding. I am quite sad that the week has passed by so quickly. I love having my children at home to spend time with. Although, I know that they will have a great time with their Grandma and Granddad plus I will have a fantastic time at the wedding, I do wish the holidays were that couple of extra days longer.

How about you? Do you enjoy the holidays with the children all at home or are you counting down the days until they go back to school? It would be great to hear from you!

  • Mine are older now, but I always loved the school hols, the week long ones never long enough for me. Its nice to relax, spend some quality time with them. I hope you enjoy the wedding and your weekend.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you, I’m sure we will :-). A week definitely is not long enough. Never mind, the next holidays will be longer x.

  • PJ’s and Movies – Sounds like my perfect day!!!
    Enjoy your weekend with your other half at the wedding!
    Hayden is still little so he is home with me all the time HAHA I could do with a few hours of me time but yes I love having him with me 😀 There’s a new scheme running where 2 year old’s can have 15 hours of nursery time a week when they are two so that should be very interesting! I will be impatiently waiting at the gates waiting for him to come out LOL

    Thanks for sharing hun

    Lotte xo
    BericeBaby – London Lifestyle & Parenting Blog

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I’ll certainly make the most of it. I remember those first days of Nursery, feeling lost, waiting for them to leave the gates. Enjoy your me time, when you get some :-). x

  • I don’t have kids myself yet but I love to spend the time with my little half brother playing around the house or just watching cartoons 🙂 Shame I don’t live close enough to have every weekend with him!

    • dillydrops

      That sounds like fun :-). The time you spend with him is special, even if you don’t get to see him as often as you’d like.x

  • I always enjoy the holidays when we have them home (holidays are split between us and my eldest son’s dad’s in Derbyshire who not only has our son but he takes my 2 daughters from my current marriage as well). I’m looking forward to the next one as they’ve been away this week. They’re back today for the weekend so hopefully we’ll get chance to do something fun before school starts again 🙂

    • dillydrops

      I hope you enjoy your weekend. I’m sure you’ll find something fun :-).x

  • Sounds like a great half term – I love the idea of a pj day on the first day! Have a fab weekend without your little lovelies – I would love a weekend off!

    • dillydrops

      Thanks. They have just left and am feeling a little lost, if truth be told! First weekend off in, erm, I don’t know how long! I’m going to get my hair cut (6 months overdue!) so that should keep me busy! I hope you manage to get a weekend off soon.x

  • Thanks for sharing. Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

    • dillydrops

      Thank you for hosting it! I love #binkylinky :-).

  • I love having the kids home, especially in the summer, although we have still had fun this week, and the sun has even shone a couple of days!

    • dillydrops

      It’s great spending time with them, isn’t it? Glad to hear the sun has been shining where you are.

  • I love the holidays, although this half term has been filled with a vomiting bug, which we have passed around.

  • winegumsx

    This week definitely seems to have passed by so quickly! Glad they’ve had a good half term though x

    • dillydrops

      It certainly has! I hope that you have had a good one too :-).

  • Definitely love having them home – it’s always a little disappointing when we have to send them back. *sigh*

    • dillydrops

      I know, I feel the same :-(. There is always the next holiday to look forward to though!

  • I love the hols, time to do stuff together!

    • dillydrops

      You are right, lots of special times together to be had!

  • ooo I love the idea of a PJs day… but with dogs this is so unreal for me…

    • dillydrops

      PJ days are great! Maybe you’ll have one someday :-).

  • I used to be a counting down the days because I was so obsessed with the work I couldn’t do. Then I opened my eyes and realised the amazing opportunities I was missing. This week has been great and I feel very sad Ky will be going back to school on Monday.

    • dillydrops

      I’m glad to hear that you had a great week :-). Work can wait, there is fun to be had! Although Ky is back to school soon, at least you can look forward to the next holidays.

  • I was working this week, but 6yo and her Daddy got to spend the week together doing fun things

    • dillydrops

      Aww…lucky Daddy :-). I bet she had a great time! I hope you get to spend some time with her soon.

  • Mine is too young to have school holidays yet, but I am frequently clearing out clothes that she has grown out of x

    • dillydrops

      Clearing out clothes seems to be a regular thing in our house, just as it is in yours. There seems no end to it!

  • I find it really challenging when the kids are staying elsewhere. I think I’m going to love it and then I just end up moping! We’ve had a lovely half term and truth be told I adore spending more time with them. We’ve had adventure days and snuggly sofa days and baking days. Yep, time with the kids is awesome 🙂

    • dillydrops

      I am the same. I have to try to keep myself busy to stop me missing them. Glad to hear that you have enjoyed the holidays. It sounds like you’ve had a good mix of activities :-).

  • What a lovely week! Thanks for linking up #BinkyLinky

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I love #binkylinky, such a great idea!

  • This week has flown by. I’m going to miss Emmy when she is back at school

    • dillydrops

      It has certainly gone way too quickly! I’ll miss my little one too :-(. Silly school.

  • I do enjoy the holidays and getting out and about with the kids, although I am more than ready when the time comes for them to go back lol

    • dillydrops

      Lol! They’re exhausting at times, aren’t they? Glad you’ve enjoyed the holidays :-).

  • I like the sound of PJ days. Glad you had such a nice half-term.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I hope you had fun too!

  • dillydrops

    Same here. Mondays aren’t great anyway, let alone first day of term Mondays!

  • What a busy, busy holiday! Sounds like lots of fun.

    • dillydrops

      We had a great time! Hope you did too 🙂

  • We had a super tme during half term and my eldest really needs a few days off to recharge his batteries. The youngest just keeps on going and going!

    • dillydrops

      Glad to hear that you had a great half term :-). Both of mine need that break, to rest and to think about something different from school for a bit.

  • bavariansojourn

    I do love the hols….As long as there’s a good mix of getting out and about and relaxing, it’s all good to me! 🙂

    • dillydrops

      We feel we need a bit of both too.x

  • I love the idea of marking the start of the school holidays with pyjama and dvd day – I shall be adopting this in my house!

    • dillydrops

      It really does give us that well needed rest before we start doing more energetic activities. I’m glad to have been of help :-).