This week has been half term, and it’s been a funny one. I usually love half term, and I’m sure the kids do too. It’s a well needed break from the school routine, a chance to recuperate and spend some time together as a family.
But like I said, this week has been a funny week. I had pre half term fantasies of lots of nice walks in the cool February sun, hot chocolates in front of the fire, cuddles under the blanket watching some Harry Potter and other nice things. Those plans didn’t quite materialise though.
On Monday I was at work. I always work Monday, so that was no surprise, and the kids spent the day hanging out with daddy at home. On Tuesday, I had a dentist appointment in the morning. I thought it was just a check up, and any work that needed doing would be carried out at a later date. Boy was I wrong. I ended up having a tooth extraction, which resulted in the rest of Tuesday being a bit of a write off. I was in so much pain for the rest of the day I couldn’t eat a thing. I filled myself with painkillers and sat around feeling sorry for myself.
Wednesday was a disaster too, as well as Thursday. Still in a lot of pain and unable to open my mouth widely, I didn’t eat much. I think the lack of food, plus the cocodamol I was taking knocked me sick, and I basically spent the whole two days under the duvet on the sofa. Not fun for me, and not fun for the poor kids being stuck indoors for most of their week off.
By Friday it’s safe to say we were all experiencing cabin fever. Thankfully, I’d perked up enough to drag myself off the sofa, so we could get outside. It felt so good, the benefit of a bit of fresh air really is something else. Killing two birds with one stone, I managed to do a bit of a photo shoot for an upcoming review whilst also shaking off the cabin fever.
We spent a good hour in a local wooded area, and it was so needed. Half term may not have been what I’d hoped it was, but this little hour of quality time made up for some of that.
Hope you had a better half term than us, or do have a better one if yours is coming up this week!
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