The Easter Holidays are coming to an end for us and I really don’t want them to end. The girls and I had a lovely first week together and since Good Friday, Andy has been with us too. It’s been lovely to have some family time together.
Andy hasn’t been on holiday since Christmas and whilst we have the weekends together, we all needed this time. Time to be the four of us, time for the girls to get daddy home for a long period of time.
The girls adore their daddy. But generally because I’m around more they come to me for everything even when he is home. It can be draining and frustrating when they leave the room they are in with Andy, to come and ask me for something. But, this week with daddy home they’ve started to go to him more and it’s been nice to have the extra pair of hands.
It’s been a week of days out, indoor picnics, playing in the garden and having snuggles on the sofa. A chance for us to be a four and reconnect as a family. A chance for the girls to each have a morning with their daddy each on their own. Alice choose to go to the cafe for a cake and Holly choose to go to the park. It’s so important that they get this time with him, it doesn’t happen very often, but when it does they love it.
I thought as we came to the end of the two weeks I would be ready to get back to our normal routine, that as nice as it’s been, I’m ready for a bit of normality. But I’m not. I love the lazy start to the days, I love the longer snuggles we can have in bed and to read with Alice. I love to see my girls together, to see their bond strengthen even more. To watch them play and squabble like only siblings can.
I’m not ready to get Alice’s school uniform sorted, to do the school run every day and I’m definitely not ready for Alice to be in her last term of school. This first year of school is racing by….
Thankfully it’s only five weeks until half term and we have a sneaky bank holiday before that too. A chance for it to be the four of us again for three days.