Thank you for your kind and encouraging words yesterday. It seems I'm not the only one who has been suffering from a good dose of school holiday-itis. There were many excellent suggestions in the comments left yesterday. I especially loved those chocolate ones.
So, yesterday, although not the best day (did I mention I'm not good in the heat?) I made an effort to sit down and do a little knitting when I could. In the cool of the evening I spent an hour in the garden. Weeding, watering and moving a little mulch. It was strangely therapeutic. I had forgotten just how much I enjoy quiet time in the garden. I think another nursery visit is in order.
Apart from going away we tend to keep school holidays fairly low key events around here. We don't go out much (a 15 minute drive to town is a good deterrent) and apart from the odd birthday party we don't tend to schedule much in at all. Most of the time this works well.
The kids usually watch a few (ABC) morning cartoons. They tend to play outside for short bursts under the verandah (while it is hot anyway, as we have no other shade yet) and at other times they busy themselves with paper and pen. Or a little reading. Or lego.
While Violet does her own little thing in the midst of it all. And we try to keep her away from the lego. And the pens. And the paper.
It is a little too late for a school holiday list of things to do. I usually, at some point in the holidays, take the kids to town for the day. We have milkshake or sweets at a cafe (strong coffee for me), a visit to the old-fashioned lolly shop and a visit to the library. (And I do sneak a little op shop visit in there, much to the dislike of my son). I think we just might do that today.
I'm also dying to see the new Muppets movie. I grew up watching The Muppet Show and I think the kids have seen each and every Swedish Chef video on You Tube that there is. But I might need to enlist some husband help on that one. Have you seen it?
Sending lots of positive school holiday vibes your way.