Friday, June 27, 2008

School Holidays...!!!

Am looking forward to having Myles and Matilda home for the next two weeks...I love the time they are on school holidays, especially the days we just dag around at home.

It saddens me to hear parents complain that their children are going to be "under their feet" or "in the way" when school is out. We often have a "PJ Day" for the very first real day off, that is the Monday of the first week. The kids sleep in then get up and snuggle on the sofa in their PJ's and I cook pancakes and hot chocolate for breakfast. Sometimes they choose to get dressed, other times they have a shower and then put fresh, clean PJ's back on. It's not quite the same in Queensland as it was in Victoria, PJ Day is much more cosy when it's freezing outside. Don't get me wrong, it has been cold here at night, last night was 6 degrees, very cold indeed.

These holidays they have a bit of a list of "things to do"...some will get done, some they are only dreaming of...
  • Go to Dreamworld
  • Day at Mooloolaba Beach
  • See Prince Caspian at cinema
  • Shopping with "the girls"
  • High Ropes course at Thunderbird Park
  • Meeting new cousins
  • Sleeping in
  • Clearing out the hallway cupboard
  • Go to the library
As for me...I'm hoping, hoping, hoping that my special friend LISSY and her family will pack their camper and point the car north. I so want to be able to walk & talk and drink coffee with her. I met Lis online and she and her family have become very dear to me. Their beloved husband & Daddy has been fighting cancer for the last year and a half, it's almost 12 months since his bone marrow transplant. It's been a difficult time for them all, I am in awe of their courage.


Lissy said...

Don't be in awe mate...I think the grace of God helps us through, that's all I can say. I am not strong at all!

Ahhh. We are not sure about our plans now until we find out more about Bonnie's health AND we've all come down with the dreaded FLU at the moment. We'll review things in a week.

But gee, your weather & that coffee & PJ mornings sound extremely tempting! :-)

Love you too,

Lynda said...

You're a good mom, Kerrie :-)

Lissy said...

We are definitely not coming up with trailer...
But it doesn't feel like the wrong decision. David is very very weary & the kids aren't 100%. I have booked them into see a Justine Clarke concert in Sydney & we'll do a few things from home base here...perhaps we can try again for Spring?
I am determined that we WILL have that walk & talk & coffee together...
Much love to all up there...I'm still JEALOUS of the weather by the way!!!!!!!!

Tracy, mom2many said...

I'm so glad you like school holidays too. Even though we home school, I love holidays with the kids. My mom did love the holidays with us, she hated having us gone.

I hope you get to do most, or even all, of your list!