Ive found that since my eldest started school the days seem long but the years so short. Even more so now they are all in school. Yesterday marked a big day in our house, my eldest, Laila finished year 4 which means she is off to middle school in september. Where we live we have a three tier school system, so school years 5-8 they go to a new school before high school. I have friends whos children are in the usual 2tier school system and they have said they think the middle school sees them grow up quicker and be more independant. Which is fine if they are ready. Im not sure Laila is. But she is excited to move on and start this next chapter.
First, we get 6 weeks off for the summer break. Even though i still have work (boo!) We are determind to really enjoy our time together as a family and with our friends. We go on holiday with my mom and sister on monday and the girls have a friend each for a sleepover tonight. Earlier today Marley got some boy time with his cousin, who is just 16weeks younger so they are the best of friends too. Halliehad a birthday party which meant that me and Laila got 2 hours on our own together. Which is so rare. It was lovely to reconnect 1:1. It is something i am going to have to work out a plan of how i can do this with each of them more often! Hoping and determind to make lots of happy memories this summer. What do you guys have planned? Kx