There is one thing that we as a family did at the beginning of every school holiday and we really looked forward to it.
We made the first day of the holidays a day totally for ourselves. That meant no socialising or going anywhere. It was a time we set completely for ourselves. First we would do a quick shop early in the morning for our afternoon tea and dinner, then we would head to the video store.My children would each select one DVD -their choice.Once we finished with that, we would get a take away pizza for lunch and head off home.
We would bring out our foam mattresses, our pillows and blankets to the TV room, and moved all the future aside. We would sit on the mattresses, popped up by the pillows, and shut the blinds, grab our pizza and … it was MOVIE time.
Yes, we would spend the whole afternoon indulging in our favourite movies, enjoying pizzas and just relaxing while enjoying each others company. It was indulging in our favourite movies and “picnicking” in the lounge room.
We did that at the beginning of every school holidays; it was such a great treat and we enjoyed it tremendously. It was a great opportunity to wind down after a hectic term or year, and great to reconnect to both ourselves and with each other.
What is something special that you and your children share together during the school holidays?