A week ahead of school trips, lunch boxes, clean school uniforms, a school play, homework (grrr), spelling tests (double grrr) and getting to the playground before the bell makes me jittery, but mostly I will miss my children. I feel like I have got to know them again this week and I love that, I can't wait for the summer holidays when 6 weeks stretches before us, giving us freedom to adventure and explore. They, however, are excited to go back and are looking forward to seeing their friends and swapping half term exploits.
I have the overwhelming urge to pack it all in, buy a camper van and take the kids on an extended road trip, learning on the way. With a computer to help me, I reckon they would gain more from the people we met and the cultures we lived in - therefore becoming so much more rounded than staying here, bowing to a life of routine and conforming to 6 hours a day of schooling. Just have to persuade them and him that this is a really good idea.