Why Does Half Term Go By So Quickly?

It’s now Saturday affernoon and on Monday the kids will be going back to school after half term.
I love having them home, we can chill out, we don’t have to rush in the morning, we can do lots of things together.

So why do I feel like we’ve just wasted a week?

Last weekend we went out both Saturday and Sunday. We browsed the shops on Saturday and bought some new craft supplies. Then on Sunday we spent the whole day at Cosford Royal Airforce museum.

But, we haven’t been out since. Monday the weather was kind but the weekend had taken it’s toll and I was in too much pain to go out. The Little Man and his big brother played in the garden for over an hour which was nice. The girls stayed in all day but they didn’t mind.

The rest of the week has passed so quickly and I was feeling upset that we hadn’t achieved much. Maybe that’s not a bad thing. I mean the kids are stuck to a routine all week at school, they are out every day and busy all the time. Maybe, it’s okay just to chill out and not do much for a week?

Then I got to thinking of the things we had done in the week. We baked a lovely cake for Daddy for his birthday. In fact Boo did most of the work on this cake all by herself!

chocolate orange cake

We also baked chocolate cookies, you can never have enough cookies in the house!

chocolate cookies

The kids had their arts and crafts stuff out and instead of telling them what to do I left them to just use their imaginations and create what they wanted. Boo made a book, and Star and the Little Man made some lovely art work.

I also bought the kids some new notebooks when we went out last Saturday and they have been filling them up with words and pictures all week.

We have had some lovely books to review this week and the kids have enjoyed doing lots of reading. Boo has also been learning Spanish with a book and audio. I reckon she’ll pick it up really quick like this.

learning spanish with audio and book

We had some books from Lonely Planet Kids which were full of stickers and activities and the kids have spent ages filling them in, they are  so much fun.

sticker book fun from lonely planet kids

We’ve watched movies, played board games, and the kids have played with their toys.

Star has been trying to make slime at every opportunity after watching YouTube videos, she’s not had good success yet but I’ve just ordered some stuff online for her so watch this space.

Today we are back to one of my childhood fun activities and making some pom poms!

making pom poms

So, is it bad that we only had a couple of days out and have spent the week indoors?

Maybe, if it’s nicer weather tomorrow we can go out and blow away a few cobwebs. I don’t like staying in all the time but if the kids are happy and occupied then I suppose it’s okay.

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  1. February 26, 2017 / 11:47 am

    It's definitely one of those weird kind of half terms. I feel like everyone's still getting going after the new year. I had all these plans in my head and we ended up doing about one thing! I hope you're in a lot less pain. x

  2. February 26, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I think its hard with this half term between really wanting to make the most of it and the good old british weather! But it sounds like a perfect week to relax and unwind and sometimes they learn so much from doing their own thing I like to think it is just a different sort of experience x

  3. February 26, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Sounds like the perfect week to me. I don't think you need endless days out to have fun. Sometimes a cosy day indoors with some baking and crafts, does just the trick!

    Hope the pain has eased for you.

    Thanks so much for being part of #MMBC. Hope to see you Monday xx

  4. February 27, 2017 / 10:37 am

    This sounds like a wonderful week! I think that our lives are so busy now that hanging out at home is almost a treat. I wouldn't feel guilty about having a week like this :o)


  5. thefrenchiemummy
    February 27, 2017 / 10:46 am

    The cake for your husband looks truly amazing! And yes half term is always too fast. It sucks when I have to go back to work… I am a teacher #PostsFromTheHeart

  6. susieweaver
    February 27, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Sounds like you've done so much with your kids – so much baking and crafts – I'm in awe! Love the holidays too – am always gutted when they have to go back to school. #postsfromtheheart

  7. pamsbakeandbabyblog
    February 27, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Sounds like you guys had the perfect week! Cakes look lush! #perectmomentsintime

  8. Em Linthorpe
    February 27, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    That cake looks amazing!! Wow! I think you've achieved lots – staying home is the new going out 😉 #PostsfromTheHeart ❤

  9. differentiationiseasy
    February 27, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I think sometimes, time to relax, have fun and create indoors is exactly what they need. We too seem to have accomplished very little this holiday – despite going on holiday – but actually I think both the children (if not me – I have the attention span of a knat) have benefitted from the down time. I love the look of that baking, and I totally agree that no house can EVER have enough cookies in it. Thanks so much for sharing all of these lovely activities with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

  10. nurserywhines
    February 27, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Half term always too long for me as our local toddler groups all take a break and we miss all our usual ways of keeping busy until bedtime. This cake looks amazing though and it's great to know your kids are keen readers. #bigpinklink

  11. debsrandomwritings
    February 27, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Hi Anne, it sounds like you and your little ones have had a busy and creative week even if you didn't get out much. Sometimes it is nice to stay put and as long as you can look back and know you had fun that's what counts. There is a lot to be said for staying home and just being as a family. Being out and about all the time can be exhausting.


  12. genuineplacebo
    February 27, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    You know, sometimes you just need time of not doing much – and the things you did do at home sound really lovely! x

  13. Double the Monkey Business
    February 27, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    It is so tricky to know what to do when the weather is dull and miserable. That cake looks delicious x #MMBC

  14. cherylbarry
    February 27, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Sounds like you've had a lovely chilled out half term! I can't bear having a jam packed diary in the school holidays and I think the kids need a rest too! #BigPinkLink

  15. February 28, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Looks like u had a lovely and relaxed half term shame the week went quivk for u #theordinarymoments

  16. March 1, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I think sometimes it is important to just enjoy the quality time with your children and not stress too much about what you have or haven't done. Chill time is important too. #bigpinklink

  17. pinkpearbear
    March 1, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Sounds to me as if everyone had a lovely and fulfilled week. That cake is fantastic too! You're right, the holidays go far far too fast. Thanks for joining us at the #bigpinklink

  18. The UnNatural Mother
    March 5, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    1/2 term goes so slooooooow for me. I run out of energy by day2 . Well done you #Postsfromtheheart

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