Half term seemed to creep up really quickly and then be over just as fast! I mean, ok Moose didn’t actually start school until the third week of September so it was a really short half term for him but still!
I made absolutely zero plans for this half term holiday and usually I hate that because it leaves me often feeling guilty for not providing much entertainment for the children. Bored children (as any parent knows) doth not a happy half term house make.
Luckily my sister, Jo from The Knight Tribe did the same thing. This meant that our children got to catch up with some of their cousins!
We didn’t go very far afield. The beauty of having cousins to play is that they basically entertain themselves. We spent days playing at Jo’s house, we ventured to soft play on one day and we took them all to our local country park on the last day.
We brought along our Beagle, Fudge and Jo brought their Labrador, Rosie. Despite Fudge usually being a very grumpy old lady (she is 13) she seems to get along really well with Rosie and we had a lovely day!
It’s so important to me that my children grow up with a good relationship with their cousins. My siblings are all people who I love dearly and watching our children play together is one of my absolute favourite things to do.
My sister and I managed to have 2 sets of babies quite close to each other
Bess and Leo were born 9 days apart and Moose and Emily were 18 days apart. Both pairs have always been really close. During that first half term of school Moose really missed Emily so he was really excited to spend lots of time together over the holiday.
So, although our half term didn’t really include any expensive activities or a lovely beach holiday (maybe next year, MrG?), we spent it doing something valuable. Taking time to reconnect with each other.
I am thankful for the family my children have around them and I am grateful that after such a lovely day we made it back to the car before the rain started to fall!