The kids broke up on Thursday 9th and we have had a lovely half term, (or so it appears) this is what we did:
Friday: We went to friends in the morning and in the afternoon the older 2 watched the Smurfs DVD and really enjoyed it.
Monday: We had friends round for lunch, which was actually provided by the, which was very nice, AJ played with her best friend and I nattered to her mum whilst FJ watched a DVD and TJ slept.
Tuesday: The kids spent the day with grandparents, they seem to have done quite a bit with them & had a really good day. I had a day to myself and had intended to have a stroll round the shops and then a coffee in one of the nice cafe’s, that didn’t happen. I did manage to watch a DVD and read some blogs.
Wednesday: I looked after a friends little girl who is the same age as FJ as she was working. We did some sticking, some drawing, had a walk to the swing park and then they just played. When mum came to pick up we had a coffee & a natter.
Thursday: AJ was invited out with a friend bike riding & a picnic. F had a pyjama day and we did some more sticking. Then in the afternoon whilst TJ slept FJ helped me make a chilli and then watched (another!) DVD.
Friday: We went to friends this morning, kids played dressing up and had (mostly) a good time. I had a natter & a coffee with the mum’s then we had lunch. This afternoon the kids played on the computer and then they watched a DVD.
The kids say they have had a good holiday and we have been kept busy. Unfortunately I don’t feel at all positive about the break, I feel they have watched too much television / DVD’s and I’ve not interacted with them enough.
Whilst I still worked I really wanted the opportunity to have the holidays with the kids, to be able to do activities and have fun. But I’ve not enjoyed the time, on many occasion I just wanted to go back to bed, or just leave them too it (I wouldn’t before anyone starts to ring SS!). My mood is really low and I just haven’t got the energy to enjoy being with them. I just hope that come Easter my mood will have picked up and I can actually enjoy the days and do some special things with them.