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}


  1. November 13, 2016 / 8:26 am

    I just love how close they are Donna, it’s so lovely! As I kid I always prayed for my school to be closed. And sofa beds are THE BEST

  2. November 13, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    They are both just so cute 🙂 I remember how tired and grouchy the boys used to get at that age, it sounds like a snuggly day at home was good for all of you.

    Stevie xx

  3. November 13, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    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.

  4. November 14, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    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

  5. November 15, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Aw what a lovely little surprise day off for them, it looks like they had a great day. Mads would probably prefer to be at school, she loves it so much, but I would love a little impromptu day off with her. x

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