Summer holidays are a go go – we are two weeks in as I took Raff out of preschool a week early to visit family in Bristol. I’ve reduced my workload so that I can soak up these days, basking in the little ones and the simple joys summer brings.
I’ve got plans for this summer – they include slow days at home as well as more adventurous things like visiting the fruit farm to do some picking, making a day trip to London to go and see some sights in our very own home city, catching up with friends and their kiddos and going to stay at my mama’s cottage on the coast for lazy beach days and shell seeking. I try not to pack too much into our weeks, finding that less is always more when it comes to activities with children.
For home days we’ve baked cookies and cakes, spent afternoons in the garden digging mud and dead heading old blooms, taken afternoon walks and eaten berries on old quilts, played trains, bricks, cars and dollies and read stories on my bed snuggled up together. I’m in that season of motherhood caught between the next big step – Raff starting school nursery in September, and the current state of freedom that the school holidays bring. Time goes so quickly, I’m going to savour this fleeting season as much as I possibly can.