Having two bank holidays in May makes this month go by really fast. I can’t believe it’s half-term already, and the kids had only been in school for 5 weeks this time. Unfortunately, it will mean that the other half is much longer. I’m unsure when school actually lets out this year. If it’s as my husband suspects (July 24th), that will mean 8 weeks after the half-term. I suspect it may be 1-2 weeks earlier, because they will be doing their Stagecoach performances on July 11th, and the school’s drama club will be presenting theirs the week of July 6th. Anyhow, having two bank holidays also means that sometimes you can’t get things done in as timely a manner as you’d like, because businesses are closed (i.e., banks, post offices).
On the other hand, it does mean lots of family fun events. There will be two nearby fetes this Monday and I’d love to see them both, just to get a feel for them. But, unfortunately, you might not get a very good feel for either if you don’t experience everything – and that takes time. Ah, decisions, decisions. It’s too bad that they’re both at the same time and they only last 3-4 hours. Then, of course, we don’t even know if our daughter has gymnastics practice that day or if they’ll close for the day like last time. Just as long as they don’t change the time because it is half-term – I wouldn’t want her to miss out on the fun.