The month of July always seems to be a busy month. Between the end of the school year and all the activities that go with that, preparation for the pending summer holidays and the fun of attending Christmas in July events as part of my research for Christmas features and collaborations for my blog,
With the summer holidays less than 24 hours away, I thought it might be nice to sit down and ponder about the days and weeks ahead. How we will fill them with activities, playdates and adventures. Although we don’t have any grand plans, especially for not for heading to foreign shores. We will be making the most of what we have locally and across the UK.
June feels as though it was a busy month for all of us. With the family calendar hosting what feels like something every day. A mixture of work, school and everyday life squeezed alongside family adventures. Father’s Day was a wonderful chance to celebrate What The Dad Said. Although the children picked the activities so might not have been his first choice. But he was just happy to be surrounded by his children.
It’s been a funny old month, which as I approach the end of it I can’t help feeling as though I haven’t achieved very much. My to do list looks just as long as it did as I flipped the calendar round to June – to be honest I think it’s looking even longer (sob). I need to get my act together though as it’s now the countdown to the summer holidays.
Last year I really wanted this to change and I wanted to fall back in love with reading. Adding an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to my Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day, anniversary wish lists. Alas, it is something that is still sitting on those lists, And just like most mothers, it’s not an expense that I can justify for myself. One of the children, yes, but not for me – it feels too selfish.
Another month has gone in the blink of an eye. I find it quite sad when I think about how quickly the days are passing. Questioning whether we are making the most of every day or simply counting down until bedtime, or the next event on the family calendar.
Here we are again, the last Friday of the month. I’m finally organised enough to be writing this first thing in the morning despite it being the half term holidays. The truth is that I’m attending a funeral later today and I’m attempting to distract myself from the emotions that go with a day like today.
The that of April was welcomed with open arms. Knowing that within a few days of it starting the children would be off school for the Easter holidays. I always cringe when I think of the time when I’d moan and groan about finding childcare solutions for the holidays. Nowadays I love having the children at home (well… most of the time!), even it does mean that I end up working all evening to play catch up on work.