The first day of every holiday usually means slightly exhausted children wandering round not quite sure what to do with themselves. They work hard in term time, and are ready for a change but don't quite know what to do. From experience, once they are through the first day, they all quickly settle in to doing all the things they didn't have time for during the term.
Yesterday - the first proper day of the holidays - they were all a bit restless. I never resort to TV on day one - it only postpones the restlessness! I encouraged them to do a bit of craft and reading; they played games together, and had swimming lessons in the afternoon. There was a bit of moping around, but they managed okay.
Today, they are visibly more rested, and are happily doing craft or reading at the moment, all sitting together with Prince Caspian playing in the background. There are occasional sharp words, or calls for help, but it is generally peaceful.
|My ten year old is sewing.|
|My four year old is making a butterfly mosaic.|
|My six year old is weaving a crab!|
|My eight year old is engrossed in a fact book.|
I'm still at the slightly restless stage; I'm older, and it takes me longer to recover! I have a list of stuff to sort while things are quiet- mainly craft projects to photograph and tidy away, marking to do, and planning for next term. I also want to read a bit and bake a bit and sew a bit. We'll see. If I am refreshed and ready for the next half of term, it will have been a good break.