Enjoying the Summer Break

I have not done much blogging lately due to spending time with my children over the long summer break.  Isn’t it funny how time just slips away?  Over the summer, we have spent time relaxing, playing games, visiting family and friends and having days out at the park, just to mention a few.  The highlight of our summer was visiting family in Windsor.

Although the holidays were several weeks long, now, it feels like they went by in a flash.  I enjoyed having my children both at home and I know that they loved spending the time with each other too.   So often, with routines, school and other commitments my two children do not spend as much time just playing together.  There is always somewhere we need to be or something we need to do.  This summer, they spent a lot of time just playing and being in each others’ company.

Some parents that I talk to or read about on Social Media, either love having their children at home or think of it as stressful.  I can see both sides of the discussion as it is sometimes difficult keeping them entertained, adjusting to the ‘holiday routine’ and not having much of a break from them but I really enjoyed our time together.  If I’m truly honest, I didn’t really want the holiday to end as I had so much more that I wanted to do with them as well as wanting to take them to more days out.

I always think that my children aren’t going to be children for long.  The time will fly by and is doing already.  I really want to make the most of the time we have got together.  It is so precious.

What do you think?  Do you love of loathe the long summer break?  What have you done as a family over the summer holidays to keep your children busy?

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  • Twinsplustwo

    I anticipate it with dread, love the middle but am tearing my hair out by the end!!

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I have no children, but what I do like is the fact I get a seat on the bus in a morning x

  • Jen Walshaw

    I loved having the boys home for the holidays and yes they seemed really short. I spent much less time online over the summer and tried to make the most of it

  • Stacey Kirkbride

    Having time to spend the kiddies during the school holidays is lovely but can get to you a bit when they start the “I’m bored” stage lol

  • mummyoftwo

    Sounds like you have had a great summer. Although I do love spending time with my two, this summer has been so stressful, particularly with all the big changes due to the move. Heres hoping October is more enjoyable!

  • This summer was the first holiday I’ve spent at home with 7yo and I really enjoyed it.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Sounds lie a great summer, glad you had fun x

  • Glad you had a nice summer. I do love it but wish they had more time off at Christmas/Winter when it’s dark and they get more tired and ill.
    Well done on your Tots score.

  • I enjoy having no strict routine and doing different things but I do feel pressured to do things with other parents who have far more money than us.

  • Otilia

    I love the fact that we can just lounge around and not hurry anywhere during summer. Soon the school will start and all that will stop too

  • we homeschool, so I don’t have to adjust to a different routine, but I can imagine it must be lovely to have a few long weeks togetther

  • If you can’t have some wonderful family time in summer – when can you 🙂 x

  • Helen

    We enjoyed out summer break too – luckily our youngest’s school only has 4 weeks for summer but longer half terms which means that we can get away at other times during the year too.

  • I was working for most of the summer holidays so in a lot of ways we carried on as normal (although the bedtime routine went well and truly out of the window. I can’t tell you how relieved to have that back again now school has started!). We did definitely make the most of the sunny weekends though and had a nice family break together.

  • I love not having to switch the alarm on and I really enjoy taking them places and playing board games with them but I find it very stressful most of the time they’re at home because the argue constantly. I’ve seriously never known two children argue as much as my girls do. It can be even worse when Aiden (14) starts tormenting them as big, teenage brothers tend to do! I was happy to get back into the school routine this year, even though it meant switching the alarm on again!