Something just got me thinking.


The long school break that can cause either immense joy or utter heartbreak.

I for one will openly state for the record, hand on heart, I LOVE the school holidays!!!

There I said it.

I’m not going to lie, my children fight. They tear the house apart. They cause more rumbles that a Category 5 cyclone some days. But I still love them.


The summer holidays are the BOMB. If you’re lucky to have time off, the long break is great for taking a trip away. Even if it is just discovering your own back yard delights. Camping or a trip to a local caravan park can be an inexpensive and fun trip for children.

Make play dates with friends from school. Better yet make play dates AT friend’s houses.  Cheerfully phone and say you’ll drop them off at 10 and pick up at 5! Tip- always state that you will return the favour. You know how it is, summer holidays go sooo quickly. You literally run out of time when your friend cheerfully phones and tries the same trick. *wink*

School vacation care programs- book them in early if you need a day of grace. Quite often they organise great activities that will wear them out. Sure they come home grumpy, but they will sleep well that night.

The things I especially love are

  • Sleeping in
  • No lunch boxes to pack
  • No school uniforms to iron
  • The smell of freshly cut watermelon on a hot day
  • Icy poles
  • Bbq dinners
  • Walks along the beach
  • Lazy days in the pool
  • No pressure, no craziness, no rushing about in the car!

I’ve read the stories, I’ve listened to the weary, I’ve endured LONG days confined to my house.

Psssst, uh huh, still LOVE them!

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  • This is interesting! Thank you for sharing this!


  • i like the school holidays. i had the misconception that i would be able to sleep in but no. now i am even more tired and in need of sleep but i love this time because i miss the before school days of having my child with me all day. school steals most of their time and i only get to basically spend 4 hours a day with them and that is mostly just getting them through the daily routine and ready for the next day. weekends are great too


  • Summer, I can feel it! Not long now!


  • I like that we can stay in pj’s all day if we want!


  • Its great to have a few weeks where you are not run by the clock!


  • sleeping in, a fantastic luxury, I have always loved a sleep in


  • Love camping during the holidays


  • I love the holidays also, even with bored kids it is still a more relaxing time than school and work days


  • i am already missing the holidays


  • Thanks for sharing this read


  • I must admit I have a whinge but I too secretly love the school holidays.


  • thanks for sharing was a great read


  • Thanks a lot for sharing. I enjoyde reading it. Great article.


  • thank you! so much useful info here.


  • a lazy day by the pool would suit me.


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