At last, end of term my dear friend, we meet again.
This morning’s school run was full of that end of term euphoria, and you know it is mainly from the parents rather than the kids. Yes, the children are hurrying in as there was talk of a visit from the Easter Bunny overnight, there was a random giant minion walking around as they arrived today (who knows?!) and my girl is optimistic that they’ll just get to play and colour-in all day today – maybe they will, maybe they will. But it’s the parents relief over no more school runs, no more homework and a rest for the kids that pervades the air.
It’s been quite a short half term but a busy one. This week alone has seen us needing to remember to take in Boo’s Sports Relief sponsorship money (not just in an envelope either, it had to have a coloured in and cut-out trainer box to go in!), her spellings, her maths homework, her half term project on a country of her choosing and an Easter bonnet for yesterday’s parade that we also needed to remember to actually attend. Boo also goes to a speech and drama class within school so she had lines to learn and a toy to take in to prepare for her exam with them. It’s been a busy one and today, I very nearly fell at the final hurdle as we grabbed our coats and headed out the door as Boo’s little voice said ‘why’s my bag so light today?’ Ah, yes, that’d be because I’ve forgotten your snack! Not to worry, I got there in the end!
Boo’s excited about the holidays, though I know she’ll be just as happy returning to school, too. School suits her, she enjoys it, she likes to learn and she has lovely friends there. She’s in a great class, all fabulous kids. She’s had another good term, with several privileges for kindness and good work and moving off the reading scheme onto free reading at last. She was also proud to come home last week with this certificate for ‘Outstanding Achievement’…
She’s a little vague on the details, but I’m thinking the word ‘Outstanding’ is a good sign! It looks like she’s been getting stamps for good work and good behaviour, so a great combination of things to be rewarded for.
Boo is a little unusual in that she doesn’t really tire out, I very rarely see that end of term fatigue in her. I do not know where she gets her energy from, though I sometimes wish she’d share some of it with me. I do feel we’re ready for a break, though, my son shows more signs of it than his big sister, and I’m really looking forward to a couple of weeks of family time together.
We have on the horizon days out, a break away, play dates with friends, seeing family and I suspect a fair bit of chocolate to consume. Happy days.
I am looking forward to 3.25 rolling round today. Then my girl is all mine for two weeks and I plan to make the most of it.