Counting Down {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

I have always been a big advocate of not wishing time away, of rolling with the good and bad and trying to find something to appreciate in every day. For me, this goes back to those baby days when some days were so long – and the nights were even longer. I’d look to the next milestone and will it to come quicker before taking stock and realising, actually, that time goes so fast.

But now I have found myself counting down. Counting down to the summer holidays, a time when we can forget about school at home, forget about everything and just try and have six weeks of normal as best we can.

We are all exhausted. Each week at the moment is dragging and we’re finding school work just draining. But, we are doing our best. We’re getting through it and we’re safe and together which is always the main thing.

I had always focused on the children going back to school in September but now that is almost a reality I feel quite sad about it. Little Man is missing his last weeks at his infant campus, I’m missing those last school runs to a campus I’ve been visiting every school day for five years and they’re both missing sports day, transition days and mostly their teachers and their friends.

I think the last three months have caught up with us. We had the first couple of weeks to get through until Easter. Then we had a few more weeks until May half term and now… now we just have the rest of the school year with nothing to break it up. So I’m counting down – and I know summer will be here before we know it.

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. I can understand that. The kids have missed out so much & it is getting harder to home schooling. A novelty at first but it’s not the environment they are used to. We got back about a month earlier and I’m not sure how it’ll go x

  2. I can completely relate to this. I sometimes find myself wishing time away when times are tough, but then in contrast I feel sad when time flies by so quickly. You’ve taken some beautiful photos there. x

  3. Such a shame isn’t it. We had the same view, that it would be September. N’s school are trying to get back any children from other year groups who’re struggling with home schooling this term, but N won’t be going in. It’s tennis I really want him back at for normality and also avoid him falling too far behind others. But the OH won’t let him start back yet. Hopefully they’ll run some classes over the summer and things will be more back to normal.

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