Word of the Week – Holidays

Our Word of the Week is holidays.  We are still on holiday from school and has done a lot of relaxing this week.

#WotW Word of the Week Holidays

Usually, we are here and there, with lots of errands to run.  This week though, we have spent time around our home, playing with toys, tidying cupboards and doing lots of arts and crafts.

Holidays are for crafting
Holidays are for crafting

I have still been working full time while my children are at home but it has been difficult, to be honest.  I am very fortunate that I can work from home but at this time of the year, it is hard to keep on top of all of it with two children needing me every second of the day and night.  I love spending time with them and we have done lots of things together this holiday but it has meant all of my work has been done at night time.  Until stupid O’clock. I am enjoying my work and I love that I get to spend more time with my children but I would quite like a few more hours in the day to sleep.

A friend was selling two Batman Lego games for the Wii so S was treated to these this week.  He has enjoyed being allowed to play games a bit more this holiday as he is usually more limited as to how much time he is allowed to spend on gaming.  H has spent a lot of time dressing up and doing imaginative play.  It has been lovely.

Today, we went to see Inside Out at the cinema.  We all enjoyed it but found it quite emotional (perhaps not surprising).  We have enjoyed little walks to the shop to buy ingredients for new recipes to try.  We have also enjoyed baking and cooking together as a family.  We often are limited by time and tiredness during term time so it has been brilliant to get back into the kitchen and spend quality time together.  It is also a bonus to have something yummy to eat at the end of it!

We are all enjoying the holidays so far.  It is nice to be able to stay at home and not have to be anywhere by certain times (apart from the dentists this week).  Less pressure has meant more relaxing and more sleep for my children.  I have also had a think about how we all relax and things we can do to help us to slow things down for the rest of the holidays too.  We don’t have to be in a mad rush everyday of the year.

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  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    I do like weeks like this. We’ve had quite a lazy one, too, and it’s great to be at home relaxing and getting up to things like baking and crafting. Hope next week’s as good for you all x Thanks for sharing and joining in with #WotW

  • Spending time at home, doing very little without a schedule or routine is lovely isn’t it? Sometimes you need that of a holiday, it’s very relaxing. Working from home is a godsend (I do it too) but during the holidays the balance can be a challenge, or often I end up working late at night to compensate (!) Still, at least we get to enjoy the children during the holidays.
    Enjoy your week xx

  • Helen

    Sounds like you’ve had a good week. I’ve heard that Inside Out is supposed to be good, my little boy is 3 so I think he’s perhaps a little young to understand it at the moment. Have a good week!


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