This is my newspaper column, in print today in the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard:
The school holidays are in full swing, my most favourite time of the year where I get my children all to myself and our schedule is all our own.
My eldest has his own activities and interests these days, so I get a few moments with him before dropping him off at a cricket ground or gymnasium but Harry and I still get to share every moment together and we try to make the most of every day. Memories are made all sorts of ways, including day trips that can play havoc with the purse but the best memories are fairly reasonably priced, if not free, and involve time shared rather than money spent.
On Wednesday afternoon we took our lunch to Gaul Road play park and spent a couple of hours laughing, talking, playing and being invaded by ants!
Moments like these are when we are closest and I learn how individual my kids are. Times like these are essential to me, Harry has my full attention, we share our thoughts, hopes and dreams, our parent-child roles are pushed into the background and we are friends…Best friends.
Memories such as these are Priceless!