So as of tomorrow, everything pretty much returns to normal. I say pretty much because Chris is still technically off work sick until 14th. Anyway, as of tomorrow I’ll be back at work (I have been for the last two days anyway) and the girls will be back at school. Since I knew everyone was feeling a little on edge about the end of Christmas break, I decided that tonight would be a good chance to have a movie night.
I was heading to Tescos after work anyway, so within my shopping I picked up a pizza, some dough balls, prawn toast, popcorns, doritos, along with a few sweets and chocolates. Yes, I appreciate that makes for a terrible dinner overall, but that’s sort of the point and the fun of these very rare movie nights that we have.
Anyway one of the girls got Monsters University for Christmas (along with Despicable Me 2, Smurfs 2 and Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings) and it was the only movie they were bought which we hadn’t already seen at the cinema. So at about 5pm we settled down to watch, all four of us sharing the same sofa – eating, chatting occasionally and enjoying the movie.
Not going to lie. I cried. I always cry at movies though so its really no big shocker. It was a good movie though and a lot better than I had been expecting, despite my deep love of Disney. Afterwards I put the girls to bed and as expected there were tears. Wishes of not having to go back to school, wishes they could always be with me, etc. etc. It was sweet but at the same time heartbreaking. Luckily I know that them going to school is just something that has to happen, not like when I get upset about going to work (that isn’t the law!). It was still sad anyway though so we spent quite a long time chatting and snuggling in bed before finally I said goodnight and turned off the lights. I still have lunchboxes to pack and PE bags to sort but come tomorrow everything will be back as it was.
I’m not going to lie, I’m glad its only a 6 week term as I’m already looking forward to February break. I think we’ll be going away anywhere this coming school holiday but I definitely want to do at least one really special thing as a family.