Which countdown? I hear you ask...
....the countdown to the day(s) the children go back to school
I love my children dearly, but having three ADHD children at home for six to seven weeks is wearing. We are off with friends for a week on an adventure to finish off the holidays...ssh, its a secret...they don't know what we are doing
... and then there will be the final mad dash to make sure they haven't forgotten anything they need for school. There is always something, regardless of the fact that at the start of the holidays I made lists of what they said they needed and have been out and bought it all. I can feel hundreds of parents mentally nodding their heads at that one
....and I always
buy shoes at the end of the holidays otherwise they grow out of them too fast - the record holder being my eldest who had a growth spurt the week he went back to school (he was in primary, fortunately) and I had to buy a whole new set of everything!!
It has been an eventful holiday break for several reasons. We have had a heat wave, the tail end of a hurricane, Seagulls nesting on the roof, a rescued seagull chick living on our patio, my eldest daughter leaving home and my youngest daughter ending up with a cast on her wrist from a fall...she slipped on gravel coming down a hill. She is really cheesed off as it has stopped her cycling for the last half of the holidays.
I am now off to sort out final bits and pieces for our trip, so I will catch up with everyone when I get back into the studio on 1st September