Thursday, 18 July 2013

School Holidays - Love Them or Loathe Them

The kids are home for 2-3 weeks :)
The kids are home for 2-3 weeks :(

You don't have to pack lunches.
You don't have to make lunch because the kids have hoovered their way through the entire pantry and there's nothing left to make for lunch.

There's no ironing to do.
There's no ironing to do because there is that much washing piled up from the 4 changes of clothes every day x 3 kids as if anything is going to make it into a washing basket.

It saves you money on after school and before school fees.
After spending every cent in the bank account on Day 1 of the holidays after listening to 6 straight hours of "I'm Bored" you are now on a forced savings plan whether you like it or not.

You get to sleep in.
You get to sleep in because there is no way you're getting out of bed to face what the boys have done to the cat, walls, each other..........

You rediscover your love of cinema.
You rediscover your ability to cram every new release Disney movie into a 2 week period because of course these can't be spaced out during the year.  What family would want to see a kids movie on a weekend that doesn't fall into the school holidays.

Your kids go to their friends houses to play/hang out.
Their friends come to your house to play/hang out.

You have 2 glorious weeks with no routine.
You have 2 weeks with no routine, nothing planned and the animals are running riot as a result.

You have 2 glorious weeks to prepare at leisure for "back to school".  Stocking up on new supplies, mending uniforms, polishing shoes.
It's 10pm the night before school starts, the kids have nothing for lunch, no one can find any school socks, whatever was left in the school bag has now turned green and is emitting a very strange odour and the library book has been eaten by the dog.

Ah school holidays...........over for another Term.........woo hoo!!!!




Amanda
xx



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10 comments:

  1. Very funny - and so true! At the start of this school year my son found a leftover cheese sandwich and a banana that had been left in his bag over the Christmas break, it was not a pretty sight - or smell...

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    1. Ha ha - I can so relate to this. :)

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  2. Lol...well, given that I don't have kids but work with them, I actually love school holidays. The drive to work is so much quicker and for some miraculous reason, mental health problems seem to disappear over the school holidays and I get more cancellations! :P

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    1. Actually, I must admit, nothing beats the traffic during school holidays :)

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  3. These are great, and so true! But I'll still take school holidays over ironing/lunches/alarm clocks any day :)

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    1. I must admit, I secretly love school holidays too. :)

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  4. Ha ha I should write a post from the teachers perspective (one who doesn't have kids)!!!

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  5. Love it! We used to look forward to school holidays for all of your reasons...now that we do homeschooling we don't really have any set plans every day and I must say that I love it!!

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  6. I adore school holidays but they weren't long enough! And I have to say with just one at school, 2 wee toddlers at home, school is great because it means I don't have to drag the boys out twice a day :)

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