I know what you’re thinking – WINTER? It’s hot here in (North America/Europe/Japan/other Northern Hemisphere location).
But here in the Southern Hemisphere it is most definitely winter. Got down to 4C the other night. I’ve been sleeping with all my woolies on, a hot water bottle, AND the all-important warm husband (who, I might add, keeps insisting I have too many blankets on the bed and it’s too hot for him to sleep).
Bonus – two weeks off school and work! Yay!! When my children were in preschool I could not understand all the other mums who would cheer and breathe a sigh of relief for the school holidays.
“You don’t understand!” I would wail. “They’ll be asking me WHY they can’t go to preschool music, and WHY they can’t go to Playcentre, and WHY we can’t go all the things they usually do. It will be HORRIBLE!!!”
But the school mums would just smile knowingly and reiterate how happy they would be to have their children home for two weeks.
Both my children are in school now, and I understand.
Two whole weeks of not having to get up on time in the morning and get ready to get to school and work. Two whole weeks of doing what we want to do. Two whole weeks of listening to my children tell me all about what they’re doing and what’s going on and what they want to do and how they’re hungry, and thirsty, and tired, and why isn’t it their turn on the computer and I’m BORED and… oh. hmmmm.
Well, let’s just concentrate on not having to get up in the morning and we get to do what we want to do, shall we? I really like the lie-in (sleeping in!!)