I had all these great big ideas for our summer and now they are all on hold! It’s Alice’s last summer before she starts school in September and I will no longer have the days in the week for us to spend time together and have days out. (sob!) I wanted this summer to be filled with us spending time together and making memories. Our last summer before school…
But then chicken pox arrived in our house on the first day of the holidays and now just as Alice is over it, Holly has got it. I know can you believe it! Whilst I am partly pleased to get it out of the way for both of them and it has happened before their birthday’s this month. It does now mean that we have another week ahead of us of staying home and praying for dry weather so at least we can venture into the garden.
It’s going to be tougher with Holly having it, as Alice will start to go stir crazy with us not going out and about and I can already hear the ‘I’m bored’, coming out at regular intervals.
This I can cope with, just about, I can plan some fun activities for Alice to do at home and we will get through it. Thankfully Holly isn’t feeling too poorly with it at the moment.
And I know that really it doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing it’s being together that matters. We can make memories anywhere. Plus I am enjoying having a calmer life and the extra cuddles that come with poorly children.
But, what I am disappointed about is the plans that I have to spend with the girls and for us to make the most of this time that is now disappearing. The weeks are skipping by too fast and I am just not ready to loose Alice to school life yet.
I am just feeling frustrated by it all and of course its not anyones fault, it’s the joy of having children. They get sick and that is life, I get that. But I now find myself wishing for the next week to go by, so we are free to finally enjoy our summer holidays outside of our own home.