I have fond memories of my school holidays as a child. Whether it’s the long, lazy days of summer sunshine (ha! OK, maybe not in the UK) or the cozy, comfort of Christmas, there’s always been good memories made. As a parent, spending more time with my children is the obvious plus (I also rate not having to get out of bed at 7am and face the school run as a major bonus too) but I do feel I need to create the fun times of my childhood for my boys.
We’ve enjoyed the summer holidays this year, taking a trip to Hunstanton early on and since then we’ve visited the park, cinema, swimming pool, played lots of games, ate much chocolate and caught many, many Pokemon together.
Just a couple more weeks left of the summer holidays and soon the kids will be back at school. Which means it’s time to check school uniform still fits (my children grow like weeds over the summer!), label everything with their name and buy school shoes because last years are too small, falling to pieces or both.
Last years school shoe shopping was a shock to the system. Big Robot went up a shoe size over the summer holidays so needed new school shoes, plimsolls and trainers for wearing at home all at once. At the same time, Little Robot was starting reception so he needed school shoes as well. We walked out of the shoe shop with my bank account over 100 quid emptier than when we went in!