A Seriously Relaxed School Holiday


The boys go back to school tomorrow and I’m feeling a bit sad about that.


Colourful sky Wheal Coates St Agnes coastline


In a way it’ll be nice to get back into some sort of routine, so that I vaguely know what day of the week it is and my brain recovers from its current marshmallow mush state.


Mostly though I’m going to miss having the boys at home and also miss the ridiculously relaxed school holiday that we’ve had. When the boys were smaller I did love having them home, but it was sometimes a relief to have some peace and quiet again when they went back to school.


Back then, it was very much down to me to entertain them, with days out, board games, playing inside and outside. Being nagged non-stop if they were bored for more than thirty seconds and I also spent part of my time playing referee to their fights.


This year, the summer holidays have been the least stressful that I have ever had. As much as I’ve felt a little sad in the past about them needing me less now, there are so many benefits to having older children especially during the school holidays!


These days the boys are happy to just chill out at home and spend time with their friends. We’ve had days out, but it hasn’t mattered if we’ve stayed at home.


So long as they have food they’re happy, especially if that food is an ice cream sundae. With a twelve and a fourteen year old, I may soon be bankrupted by how much we spend on food shopping mind you! Well by that and all the clothes and shoes that they seem to grow out of within weeks!


Ice cream sundae


The boys have literally only had one argument all school holidays and I haven’t really had to tell them off much at all. Every day they’ve had lie-ins and everything here has just been so relaxed.


As much as I miss teeny people cuddles, I am so enjoying the new chilled out phase they both seem to have reached. I think maybe the teen years might be a lot less tricky than I suspected… let’s hope I don’t re-read this in the future and think oh you poor deluded fool ha!


If you have children, I hope your school holidays have been evenly vaguely as chilled out as mine?!


Stevie x

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  1. 5 September 2018 / 9:18 am

    Mine went back today too and I have to say they were ready. By week 5 we had A LOT of bickering as I think they were fed up with spending all day and every day together! I am so pleased to read that you’ve had a relaxed summer and the boys have been happy chilling out – it gives me hope!!! :-)

    • 5 September 2018 / 1:54 pm

      Ha I promise it does get better when they’re older! Mine always used to do exactly the same and usually in week 5 ha!x

  2. 5 September 2018 / 10:20 am

    Ahh I’m so glad you’ve had a good Summer. Much as I enjoy the girls at the age they are now, I do look forward to those relaxed holidays where they don’t need me to entertain them!

    • 5 September 2018 / 1:55 pm

      We don’t even need babysitters these days Ray unless we’re going to be staying overnight somewhere, it feels weird but amazing at the same time!x