Schools out for summer and we have started the seven week stretch! But even though each day seems long I do find the weeks pass quite quickly overall. Week one has been ticked off already, youngest battled a nasty sick bug, which was a tough five days, followed by a bit of fun at the back end of the week with visits to Gulliver’s World and the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. We like to keep busy, whether its long walks, geocaching, metal detecting or visits to paid attractions – so I expect the weeks will soon whiz by!
I like to be organised ready for them going back as you never know quite what the summer might throw at you, I order uniform very early to leave time for it to arrive and I don’t want to leave it till last minute in case we are battling yet more bugs and I am too exhausted to think straight!
Plus when the uniform and other back to school supplies arrive you feel there is an end in sight! As much as I love time with my little family I do find it hard too, I work from home and its hard juggling their entertainment needs (and stopping them throttling each other!) and meeting all my deadlines.
I feel a bit more prepared as I have their school bags already thanks to Debenhams. We stuck with a Star Wars theme, as the boys are getting older they are more discerning and have their own ideas what they like. As eldest will be entering year 5 (seriously how did that happen!!!) we went for the Force Awakens messenger bag (£14), I think that style of bag looks a bit more grown up and is a nice change from the regular backpack he used to favour.
Youngest had the backpack with a Storm Trooper (£12), after Britain’s Got Talent dancing Storm Troopers (Boogie Storm) he loves them more than ever!
We live quite rurally so its handy being able to order online from places like Debenhams without having to make the long journey to the city with the kids in tow!