February Half Term
Our half term didn’t get off to a great start. Or to be precise we didn’t have a great end to the term. Rich and I had had time off work with colds during the last week and Freyja didn’t make it in on the Friday. She spent the weekend in pyjamas – not the same ones I should add. In fact, she got through quite a few pyjamas whilst she was feeling poorly.
Thankfully by the time Monday arrived she was much brighter, and so was the weather. We were desperate to get out. We headed on down to the park as soon as we were up, breakfasted and dressed. The great thing about an early start meant that the park was quiet, and the girls had it to themselves for most of the hour that we spent there.
I was able to take a seat and just watch them as they played together. They seemed to really appreciate each other’s company. They played with each other, either on the equipment or pretend games.
As much as I liked to step back and watch them, it was a really chilly morning and I felt a bit cold sat on the bench as the girls ran around. It made me miss the days of running around after them a bit. Thankfully, as they were climbing up on the higher climbing frame they wanted me to come over and watch them show off.
One of the games they played together was “horses”. This involved Freyja “looking after” Emily who was being the horse. The stable appeared to be under the high climbing frame where Freyja fed Emily carrots. Then she took her out for a “ride” around the playground. I wasn’t particularly happy about her hanging onto Emily’s hood as they galloped round together laughing. Freyja responded by “tethering up” her sister by the hood onto part of a smaller climbing frame.
I decided that it was probably time to make a move, so we headed home – but not before the girls had tackled the log walkway.
It was good to get out together again. The half term has been both busy and relaxing. We have socialised and spent time doing crafts together at home. We’ve snuggled up watching films and got caught out in the rain. There have been tears and tantrums, but also lots of giggles. Half term might not have got off to the start that we would have liked, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Sometimes it can just make you appreciate the moments that you have together than much more.