With one week left of the long summer holidays, did you manage to do all the things you hoped for? I haven’t managed any of the things I hoped I would.
I hoped for long summer days in the garden that resulted in impromptu bbq’s that lasted till the stars were out. It has rained and the days it didn’t rain it was either too windy or the kids had made use of the only sunny day and ran off into the sunset with their friends.
I hoped for leisurely walks to the beach, sand between our toes and sun on our faces. As above.
I hoped for getting in the car with the kids, a picnic and a sense of adventure. As above with also a hint of emmet thrown in. They block up all the roads around where I live. Traffic here in the summer is slower than a snail’s pace. Try navigating everywhere by the lesser known country lanes ends in disaster when you meet a lost emmets who has strayed on to the county lane and doesn’t want to move over to let you pass as it may scratch their car. Can I just point out that these country lanes are indeed roads that can traffic and not a glorified garden path as one emmet declared through the car window.
I hoped for finally sorting out my wardrobe into a tidy and leaner space on the only wet day of the summer holidays. There was too many wet days and keeps getting put off till tomorrow. Tomorrow never came and now the holidays are nearly over.
I hoped I would get all the uniform buying out the way in the first few weeks of the holidays. At the beginning of the summer holidays the kids declared they only needed school shirts. School shirts were bought and uniform buying was ticked off the list. As the weeks went by the real uniform list came to light. Missing school jumpers have never been found, football boots actually don’t fit anymore…it goes on and on. So now in the last week of school holidays I have a long list of uniform to buy and my purse contents exhausted.
Next year I will organise the summer holidays a lot better or did I actually say that last year.