Last week was half term so I had the kids home with me all week. I am one of those mums that love having my kids home and we usually pack so many activities into school holidays.
But this time was different. This time we hardly did anything, and to be honest I’m feeling quite sad about it.
I had ear surgery two weeks ago and as such I wasn’t really well enough to leave the house and I haven’t had the energy to organise activities in the house either. So the kids have pretty much done nothing.
On the positive side, they are quite happy to entertain themselves (and each other), they have played with Lego, D has played with his Pokémon cards, they have watched Netflix and YouTube videos and played nicely with me downstairs. It was nice and the kids were fab but now we are at the end of half term and I feel like they’ve missed out and I have awful mum guilt.
As a way to salvage something we walked up the mountain last night to watch the sunset. Little Lady brought a friend and they spent a bit of time running around and messing around, stopping every now and again to admire the colours of the sky as the sun went down.
We were all exhausted on the way back down (even though I’d spent most of my time sat on a blanket!) but they have an Inset day here today so it didn’t matter how late they were going to bed last night.
They haven’t stopped talking about it today which eases my guilt slightly. Little Lady’s friend has already asked when we can do it again and I have heard rumblings about repeating it but on Pen-y-Fan instead. We’ll see.
How do you feel about school holidays? Do you use the time as downtime? Or fill the time with activities?