Monday, November 28, 2016

Year-End School Holidays 2016

this year's year-end school holidays felt really short. it started in late november, like really late, and will end very early january, like really early. i think we usually have 6 weeks but we have 5 this year. not exactly sure why.

for 2 of the 5 weeks, we'll be away. the boys have been hinting that we haven't been on a family holiday in ages, so we'll be taking them for a very-packed 2 weeks in japan.

the first weekend of the holidays, hubby took the boys for a haircut. i've been waiting for this forever. the boys' hair were looking like the hair on a lego person.

the first week of the school holidays will be all towards getting their school items ready - uniform, stationery, shoes, the many many books. in between we'll be taking the boys to get their winter clothing - shoes, jackets, joggers and socks generally.

i'll set aside the last couple of weeks of the school holidays for name tages, uniform ironing and taking a trip to the school bookstore to get their activity books. i used to go by myself but i think this time around i would need manual labour to carry the books, they are theirs after all, aren't they?

the boys also have things to do - get their school bags prepared, get their school shoes prepared, write names on their exercise books, prepare their pencil cases and pencil colour cases. other than wrapping the text and exercise books and ironing, most are done by the boys.

the school holidays were not just short on calendar, it was really short. i think we didn't spend much time together during the holiday, shame really.

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