Why is it that schools feel as though they must pack everything in to the last term?
Between all three children, my calendar is full of events: ones that we need to attend, others where we need to remember to take in certain things or do something special for. As a parent, I find this the most difficult term. The children are exhausted and have had enough of school. The summer holiday is looming and whilst it couldn’t come soon enough for them, for us parents it’s case of feeling as though we are on borrowed time.
I have things I need to finish and get out of the way before they break up. That includes getting on with the editing of my manuscript. I’m also trying to plan ahead and organise cover for my work days during the six weeks. We are only away for the first week, visiting family, so being at home for five weeks, we need to have some things organised or we will all kill each other (please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like this?).
So after a summer concert, year six production, class assembly, three sports days, prize giving, disco, leaver’s party, non-uniform day, final school trips, transition day for secondary school and meet the teacher meetings, I think we will all need a well-earned break. My poor mother won’t know what’s hit her when we all descend on her for the first week of the holidays. I will probably be comatose by then.
How’s your summer term going?
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