Today is the first 'proper' day of our two-week winter school holidays. Yayyy! I love the school holidays. No getting up obscenely early to get everybody organised for the day. No rushing anywhere. No having to go to bed way too early so that I can get up to do the early morning thing. Bliss.
We have lots of plans but little that must be done.
The new Harry Potter film and The Bridge to Terabithia are on the movie list. Certain members of the family have their eyes on Shrek 3 and the Simpsons movie but I can't bear the thought of sitting through them, I really can't.
Miss 10 is doing a three day music camp next week (she plays clarinet) and there will be a concert next Wednesday night. She is also sure to spend lots of time shooting netball hoops and doing girl-stuff with her friend next door over the two weeks. My 8 year old son will play with Miss-next-door's younger brother.
My 13 year old son likes to explore the local bike paths during his holidays (on my insistence carrying a phone, spare cash, and lots of requests to please be careful and speak to no one.) He is also planning to make a short film of a scene from The Hobbit with a couple of school friends for their English class. They are coming here to film, which gives me a good opportunity to see what they are like; he is at a new school this year and the boys come from all over town. Master 13 is vacuuming upstairs while I blog -- oh, I do like holidays.
Apart from film-making, there will be baking, more time to read and think, time to play outside and watch the chooks, time for me to attack the weeds in the garden. On warmer days there should be a picnic or two and trips to the park. There will be time (unfortunately) for my children to almost blind themselves on computer and Play Station games that are restricted viewing during the school term. Hopefully, there will also be plenty of time for me to blog!
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