Friday, July 1, 2011

School Holidays

The boys finished up at school yesterday and they don't go back for two weeks.

I am looking forward to:
Not having to get up and get three children moving in the morning to a deadline.
Getting the odd sleep in, this morning the request for breakfast came at 8:30am, they'd been up for a while and playing happily.
Getting knitting time in.
Maybe getting some sewing time in as well.
Seeing my Sister, her husband and her 4 kids for a few days as we have a 3 day sleepover planned.
Seeing my Brother in law, his wife and 2 kids tomorrow down at the beach.
Having the children play happily with each other with a minimum of arguments.
Just not having to be anywhere particular by a certain time....bliss!

So if you have the school holidays right now, Good Luck!  Have a great time.  In my case the School holidays ends with The Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo.  That will be my beacon and guiding light if it gets troubling, 3 days of knitting, yarn, good friends and 2 nights sleeping away from home with no invading children during the night!

As an aside:  Weirdly, a sure fire way of having the children play nicely together is to have a period of "No Screen Time".  Today is the last day of a week of No Screen Time that came about because the boys could not do what they were asked last Friday, it was a simple clean up request but they ignored me and the request flat out 3 times and then with the added incentive of "You are going to have a week of No Screen Time if it's not done in 4 minutes",  they proceeded to argue over how to clean up rather than actually clean up.  I figure if they can't "listen and do" they need a break from the brainless mode that is Screen Time.  Suffice to say we have had a much more relaxing week.  We've even managed to get to school in the mornings with minimal yelling, which has been lovely.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

Yay for school holidays and a break from routine.

Yay for "no screen time".

Yay for Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show.

Three cheers all round! LOL

2paw said...

No Screen Time: what a hoot!!
At the time of writing we had just gone back to school after the holidays. I hope you all had a great time, especially sleeping in!!