An Impromptu Day Off School {The Ordinary Moments}

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.

An Impromptu Day Off School {The Ordinary Moments}

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.

An Impromptu Day Off School {The Ordinary Moments}

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!

An Impromptu Day Off School {The Ordinary Moments}


  • 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. Ooh a star gazing evening, that’s so exciting! I feel like we need a day like this every now and then as well, Libby gets so tired at school and she was ill throughout half term so she didn’t get over the tiredness.

  2. I love that they were wanting to go to bed by lunchtime!…it must have been quite the party!!!! Hahaha! I absolutely understand the emotional side of school. We are trying to find a way of managing more smoothly. This honestly sounds like the perfect day…I fancy one myself! Are those Emma Bridgewater mugs? So sweet!!!! x

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