It’s been one of those weird weeks for the children. Well, for all of us I guess. The summer holidays are approaching, and everything is a little bit off. School work has slowed, homework has stopped, and everything is starting to wind down ready for the highly anticipated nine weeks of holidays.
It’s a period of limbo, they’re not quite broken up, but they’re not doing normal school activities either.
For the kids, excitement is building. In just 8 school days they will be saying goodbye to their classmates, ready for a summer of fun and frolics. School’s out! For me, it’s a bit of nervous anticipation. Knowing that I have nine weeks to fill. Nine weeks of activities to try and keep them from going stir crazy. I can barely keep them entertained for a few hours after school, never mind nine weeks!
Of course, I’m looking forward to having them home. I love spending time with them, and the idea of nine weeks of doing what we want, when we want… well that’s pretty awesome. But between now and then I’ll be frantically searching pinterest for things we can do! Who’s with me on that one?!
We had sports day last week, which is usually the event which indicates the beginning of the end of term. This week there have been book swaps, and they have end of term talent shows coming up next week. Caitlin is planning on auditioning for the talent show, but she’s not sure what talent she’s going to showcase just yet.
I think as the last week approaches, Neil’s anxiety levels will rise. His ASD means he doesn’t like change, and the transition between being at school every day to not being at school at all for nine weeks can be tough. It doesn’t help matters that he is moving in to an ASD unit in September, so it will be all change for him, which I’m sure will be weighing on his mind on the last few days or term.
Mostly though, I think we’re all tired. You do start to feel exhausted round about now, don’t you. Tired of washing uniforms, packing lunches, rushing around every morning looking for PE kits and homework. The kids are tired too. We could certainly do with a break. And so we anticipate the 30th of June. Roll on summertime!
What have you been up to this week?