Last Wednesday we got ready in the morning, preparing for a typical day of school for the children but, when we got to school there had been a power cut and so school was out that day.
We went home and had an unplanned day of rest. The children played games, put on their fancy dress clothes and ran around until lunchtime when it all got a bit too much and they asked to go to bed. But we had a compromise and instead I brought their bedding downstairs and they had lunch snuggled on the sofa before watching a movie for a chunk of the afternoon.
Both LP and Little Man have found going back to school quite hard. It’s been tiring and they have been exhausted and emotional most evenings since half term and so it was nice to spend a day relaxing and just spending time together instead of being at school. Obviously, we wouldn’t want a day like that every day – as school is just so important – but it made a welcome change to our normal routine and it’s just nice to slow down and appreciate the simple things every so often.
LP and Little Man had such a nice day at home and were a bit confused as to why they weren’t at school – but they enjoyed just having time together. They went back to school on Thursday refreshed and ready for the end of the week filled with swimming lessons and a star gazing evening for LP. I’m sure I didn’t do anything like that when I was at school!