|Two years old with rings on her neck already|
I, for one, will be glad to get back to a regular routine and I'm really excited to see all our Little Springers again. The holidays are a wonderful time - time to relax, refresh and perhaps discover new horizons. I spent a month in Thailand with my family. We traveled from the Burmese border to south Koh Lanta - 2500kms in a month. We did and saw the most wonderful things - spent a day with elephants in Chiang Mai, met the long necked Karen people in a hill top village near Chiang Rai, was pushed up a hill by a little Yao boy trying to earn a few Baht (that's him in the hat below), shopped in Bangkok's glitzy streets and traditional markets, sped around the islands of Railay in long-tailed boats and dived with the under sea creatures at Koh Haa. And we met some wonderful new friends, too.
|I always love the kids wherever we go|
We didn't want to come home!
There will be some little ones this week who won't want to be at school - it's hard to get up in the morning at the same time every day and rush around packing a bag and a lunch. It's hard to be at school with all the routines of eating and playing at certain times of the day. And some will be so tired by 3.00pm they will need a nap (some teachers will too!)
Getting back into a regular routine as quickly as possible is the best thing parents can do - it's a 'right, let's get up and go approach' which will help your children (and yourselves) stop pining for the holidays. After a week or so we will all be in the swing of 2013 - and before you know it, the holidays will be here again!