Holidays Just Around the Corner

13 Jun

Term two is drawing to a close.  Just one more week of school for QLD kids.  It went entirely too quickly for my likings.  But holidays are a nice way of wrapping up a term and preparing to start another.

My men however won’t be stopping for their normal holiday period…well not entirely.  Since we have our overseas trip coming up (aaarrrrgh!!!) and Hubby home on 7 weeks of leave, our holidays will be anything but normal.

I suspect life will become all about packing and panicking the week or two before we leave for the U.S. and all about weariness and washing the week after we return.  With the 17 days of oversea travel crammed in the middle, I suspect we won’t be doing anything that looks like standard school around here for about a month, come late July.  Consequently, I’ve decided that we’ll postpone our usual end of term wind down and continue on with school.  :O

Surprisingly my little men didn’t keen over dead when I told them.  Hey, over the long weekend I managed to pull off a half day of school on a Saturday and again on the Monday public holiday.  I really should check their temperature and make sure they aren’t losing their fight.  Hehehe.

Well we probably won’t do our normal overflowing, action packed days.  We have been working for ten weeks now and physically and mentally we (read “I”) need a little down time.  I’m thinking we’ll do half speed days instead and maybe even on Saturdays, who knows.  Okay, well that could be optimistic!  🙂

Since Hubby will be home, it will seem even more out of whack to be doing school so we’ll feel our way through the time and see what sort of routine we fall into.

Hubby’s also keen to do some schoolwork with the boys.  In the past that kind of thing hasn’t gone well.  The boys are used to homeschool and Daddy is used to school.  The two are very different.  But maybe the extended practise period will help the two parties meet in the middle somewhere.  Otherwise there’s plenty of books on our ‘to be read aloud’ list that can be shared by Daddy.

Then with my ‘not-holidaying’ afternoons I suspect I’ll be getting my house back in order and fretting about planning our first overseas holiday!!  Gosh, it’s right around the corner now and bearing down on me like a freight train.  Can you tell that ‘change’ and ‘Tracey’ don’t go well in the same sentence?   Deep breathes…someone hand me a paper bag QUICK!!!

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Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Family Life, Holidays


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