As lovely as it’s been having them at home and going on day trips for the past six weeks, I’m not going to lie – I’m going to be booting them back to school with glee next week.
It’s not just the ‘I’m bored’ cry they do if you dare to stay in the house for a full day.
It’s having to fork out for endless day trips, and trips to the soft play or whatever. Even if you go fully equipped with a picnic and water bottles. there’s bound to be some money changing hands somewhere.
So far these holidays we’ve been to:
- Yorkshire Wildlife Park to see the antelopes, zebras and lions, and stroke the wallabies.
We’ve visited Whitby, scoffed fish and chips and played the 2p machines in the seaside arcades.
- We’ve visited Sandal Castle, explored the ruins and looked down over the city of Wakefield…
Been ‘tourists’ in York…
and also pretended to be bank managers and post office workers at the Eureka! children’s museum, as well as do our food shopping in a mini Marks and Spencers.
We’ve seen how the Victorians used to live, and wandered down an old Victorian replica street.
We’ve played tennis, and gone to the park for a picnic.
I think it’s about time you went back to school now, I need a few minute’s peace and quiet…….. and time to recover.