It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…school holidays!

Ah it’s that time of year again…the Christmas School Holidays, 6-8 weeks of having the kids home. Full-Time!

Master 10 has already been on school holidays for 2 weeks now and yesterday was Master 8’s first day off…and i struggled. The kids are all hyped up with excitement for the upcoming visitor (Santa) but at the same time are exhausted and grumpy come the end of term 4 with the round-up of school activities, camps and end of year assessments.

I still have a list as long as my arm of things that need to be done and yet no time to do them.

Being an Asperger’s child, Master 10 needs to know everything in advance; having a week by week schedule of whats happening each day of the holidays… whereas I, in the fog of Christmas preparations can’t see further than day-to-day at the moment. So there’s a fair bit of anxiety – from both of us at the moment.

I know however, come Christmas Eve when we are all snuggled together watching and signing along to the Christmas Carols, sitting surrounded by the twinkling lights and sipping on hot chocolates (big glasses of wine) I’ll be able to rejoice in the Christmas spirit, relishing in that treasured moment as a family with my beautiful children.

And then…Then I can think clearly and plan the fun for the school holidays. Zoo trips, train rides to the city, day trips to the beach, picnics in the park, things we can enjoy together! Not to mention play dates and sleepover’s that will evidently take place.

So here’s to a Merry Christmas to you all (and surviving the school holidays with your sanity in tact!)

Thank you for popping by my little blog and taking the time to have a read, I appreciate all your support. I look forward to seeing you back here in the new year.

Tell me, what’s your secret to surviving the school holidays?

Stephanie xx


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