Yes, I know the week isn’t over yet, but somehow, when you’re a mother of a young child, the week ends on a Friday, at least for me. As for the weekend I feel it belongs to another time, if that makes any sense?
For our little family of three, well make that four, if you count Doc, and five if we also include our missing cat, Boots, the week was a restful, albeit uneventful one. We liked it that way, especially since T seemed to have been really worn-out after school and after her other activities as well. If you have children of school age, are they same? Are they also exhausted by the end of the week?
Today, (before half-term ends) we are going on a short trip to visit my in-laws who live in Woburn Sands in Bedfordshire. The husband has a meeting on Monday. T’s school has an inset day on that day, so we thought of taking this opportunity to visit the in-laws, and most importantly have that very much needed retail therapy!
When you live in the country, every now and then you yearn for the chaos of city-living. The shops, the crowds, the amenities and even the noise. The very same reasons why you fled the madness of urban living and opted for rural life in stead.
Not that Milton Keynes is even a city, though it is massive in size and probably has all the amenities a city has to offer, except for a cathedral, hence it’s status as a “non-city”. I am so looking forward to mooching around the long MK mall, going from one shop to another. We’ll probably end up in toy shops mostly or book shops, but that’s fine by me. Then it will be time to go back to the country, T has school the next day.
What about you?
If your kids are of school age, what have you been up to this half term break?
For those who don’t have children, do you prefer country-life or city-living?