“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran. This half term was a little different than usual, as I’m sure it was for everyone. We normally stay at home, as Dougie works half terms so that was no change. The noticeable difference for us was that we haven’t had the usual days out and meet ups with friends that always occupy our half term week and give me some much needed adult company!
Florence enjoyed doing a few crafty activities with me having more time this week to play with her.
I have found that being able to have a picnic on our walk has made such a difference. We’ve gone from having just daily walks a few weeks ago to being able to have more of an outing. Although we don’t go out for that long as the kids are so used to being at home they’re keen to get back after a few hours!
We also enjoyed walking in a local woodland and avoided it being busy by going for a breakfast picnic. The rhododendrons and azealeas are spectacular there at the moment and so there was plenty to photograph. The picture-taking bug must have rubbed off as even the older two were keen to take some pictures of nature and of their siblings climbing the trees.
This weekend we spent 2 days camping out in the garden for a half term treat for them. It has left us all a little tired this Sunday, so we’ve had a very quiet day in the garden. Lastly I crossed a boundary that I said I would never cross during lockdown and that was cutting hair. I have cut both Finlay and Dougie’s hair and actually surprised myself as it they both look passable. So I may have a career change after lockdown!