Ah, ’tis all over for another year. My girl is back to school today, the Husband returns to work and it will be Little Man and I once more. Tomorrow he’ll start at nursery, so four will dwindle to just one.
I’ve been living in a Christmas cocoon and I have loved it.
Two weeks with Boo at home with us and no school runs has been wonderful. Add to that the Husband being off since Christmas Eve, and it doesn’t really get any better.
We’ve not got up to much, alternating lazier toy-playing days with trips out, with the occasional meal and take-away thrown in. We’ve seen Star Wars, we’ve been to a couple of National Trust properties, watched the kids have a blast in near-empty soft play (going first thing on the 27th was a brilliant plan!), ventured to the sales, enjoyed movie afternoons and caught up with family and friends.
It’s not all been picture-perfect moments. The kids have infuriated us at times, mainly through excitement levels peaking and changes to their routines tempting them to push boundaries, so all to be expected. We’d have liked a few more lie-ins, and by ‘more’ I mean just one would have been nice. Who are the kids that stay asleep until 9am in the holidays? I’d take 8, or even both of them going until 7! And who could have predicted Little Man deciding to crush a snow-globe in his hand? – thankfully resulting in just a small cut and a soggy, glittery carpet! So there have been moments, but already as I look back, those moments are fond memories rather than irate ones. For they were few and far between compared to the fun that we’ve had.
The house is packed with new toys that the kids have been rediscovering daily and I’ve managed to rearrange their playroom to allow for the latest additions and still keep things tidy and organised. It’s great seeing them play so well together, whether it be with the Millenium Falcon or their guinea pigs – as long as they’re happy!
And now my thoughts are turning to the return to routine and normality. I’ve not blogged for the duration of the break, so I need to get back into it. I’ve an OU assignment that I need to write this week and I have the task of settling Little Man into nursery.
I’d really like to stay in a Christmas cocoon, but all good things must come to an end, right? Let’s see what 2016 has in store for us then…
Hope you had a good one?