Cannot believe how quickly this half term in school has gone. My eldest son started a new school in September and it feels like he has only just started but it has been 7 weeks. He finally settled into the routine and then the half term holiday started.
Husband is on annual leave this week which will make my life 100 times easier. It is a nightmare trying to do anything with both kids when you don’t drive.
The first weekend we dedicated it to homework, sleeping and clearing the living room.
Today we have taken a car full of unwanted book, home ware and toys to the local charity shops. Luckily we have quite a few in our area so we were able to help quite a few different charities. The kids weren’t overly happy in getting rid of their toys but the thought of new ones in a few months pacified them slightly and taking them for a hot chocolate and cake in the bakery helped too.
Tomorrow Aiden is going to be visiting Cadbury World for the first time. Unfortunately I won’t be there to witness the wonder on his face as he is going with his cousin and grandparents. He has an uncomfortable early start but hopefully he will nap on the way there (who am I kidding?) While he is there his little sister will be visiting the local trampoline park for a tots session and then getting a new haircut. I want to jump myself but I don’t think they allow adults too. Shame as could do with the workout.
Wednesday while her biggest brother is chilling playing Minecraft Lilith will be watching her first ever film at the cinema. We are going to watch the My Little Pony movie. The original is the first ever film I saw and so history is repeating itself. She chose which seats we are going to be sitting in. I just hope she will stay sitting for the whole film. I’m planning on purchasing her body weight in popcorn to help in that endeavour.
I hope to do some rock painting and hiding in the latter part of the week. It seems that the kids have been caught up in the craze since Lilith found her first rock a few weeks back. I must remember to leave clue on the social media group, though not sure if that is cheating a little.
I will get the kids to design and paint a rock for their missing brother and rather than hiding it we will take it to his grave for him. I also plan on doing some rocks that will be angel related but they will be hidden in the local area.
On Friday the kids will be going to a local charity Halloween party. I booked the tickets ages ago and wasn’t planning on telling the kids but an email notification came up on the tablet while A was using it and the surprise was scuppered. Mum fail or what? We are going with the cousins to the party so hopefully it will be a great afternoon all round.
The weekend will probably be much like the first, making sure homework is completed, reading record is filled in and uniform is ready.
This is the busiest half term we have had for a long time. We normally just watch a lot of TV, play on the computer/tablets and visit the local parks. Having a daddy home really helps.