I feel like doing a long exhale...... the summer holidays are over and our son is back at school.
I have loved these holidays with him, his longest time off since he was born really. Nursery and full time working parents meant he's never had an extended break.
All holiday he's been brilliant, well behaved, polite and caring with his sister. But six weeks has taken its toll and my energy and bank balance as well as my inspiration of things to do has run dry.
He wanted to go back, and was so pleased to see his friends again this morning. I was so proud of him as he walked in to his new classroom, tall and smart, and didn't look back at me once.
Lots of parents would hate that, but I think it's great. He's happy and secure at school, and knows I'll be there if he needs me. And this morning, he didn't.
So it's with relief really that the school wheels start turning again. We can all get back into a routine, and the days, once again become predictable.
It reminds me of a song. To everything - turn, turn, turn. There is a season - turn, turn, turn. And a time to every purpose, under heaven. I'm not religious, but this is so fitting right now.
How was your summer?