We’re halfway through the summer holidays now and it’s been a relatively simple couple of weeks with a mixture of work days, quiet days and adventure days. It’s hard to believe that in just three short weeks time the girls will be going back to school and a whole new chapter will be starting.
As challenging as some days can be during the holidays (constant negotiations over screen time, endless arguments between the girls, refusals to leave the house, and missing their friends to name just a few!), I love having them home with me. Conversations that we might never have had, extra cuddles and “I love you”s, snuggling on the sofa, baking, long walks, playing in the garden, lazy mornings, hours spent reading, ‘helpers’ whilst we run errands together… all the ordinary, day to day things that somehow become extraordinary when you get to do them together. And I’m soaking them up as best as I can before it all changes in September.