My home has been transformed...
The goblins have decorated for Halloween. The parties have been organised (lunchtime for the pre-schoolers, sleepover for the big girls!) and the scary foodstuffs have been planned. More on that later this week...
Pumpkin garland adorns the windows, and pumpkin window stickers stare out at passers-by.
The hall mirror is a holiday shrine in our house, decorated with bits and bobs for every festive occasion to welcome guests.
Oh, but there is more transformation taking place here, because in addition to Halloween, this week the children are off school for the half-term break.
You know its half-term when...
Pajamas are the uniform of choice until nearly lunchtime.
Craft projects are seized (I just finished Jo’s hat pattern in some leftover Sirdar Crofter yarn, and Bunny claimed it for herself!).
Toes are treated to “pedicures” in questionable shades.
...you can’t walk a straight line through any room in the house for the entire week.
Bedrooms are transformed into dense forests – see the giant duvet mountain? It’s also a cave...
Staircases become raging waterfalls, and pillows are rafts that plummet down the treacherous cascade.
Craft supplies are just left out on the kitchen table, pushed aside to make room for plates and cups.
And there is glitter everywhere. Everywhere.
We tend to stay close to home during half term, venturing out for a few day trips or play dates but mostly just mooching about the house and having time together. The kids are quite worn out from the daily routines of school and activities, so this is their chance to recharge – we have lazy time, sofa nests, lots of imaginative play – and their chance to refuel – Little Flower is having a growth spurt yet again, so she is eating and eating and eating...
How is your week coming along?