Spring is my favourite time of year.
Easter is my favourite holiday of all.
The world is waking up, there’s a feeling of optimism and energy in the air.
I’m someone who believes that my time is the greatest gift I can give my children. I’m also an advocate of developing family traditions and creating memories.
Let’s talk about traditions first.
Easter is a time for bonnets and chocolate, but it’s also a time for Disney films, and a trip to the Welsh hills.
We watch the same films, and visit the same place in Wales each year. Sound boring?
I suppose it does sound a little repetitive. But there’s something intrinsically reassuring about repeating certain rituals at certain times.
We all have our Christmas traditions that makes Christmas what it is to us. The same goes for Easter at Chez Wright.
Something else that may sound boring is scheduling.
But it works.
I schedule each school holiday to maximise the time we have together.
By my reckoning I have 7 Easter holidays with the Kids whilst they are at Primary school. We’ve already at 5 out of the 7 with my eldest.
My days of snuggling on the sofa in PJ’s, as the morning sun streams in through the window, watching ‘Finding Nemo’ are numbered. I’m under no illusion that this, first Monday morning of any holiday, tradition will last forever.
(We actually watched ‘Frozen’ this morning. But you get the idea :))
By knowing what we are doing, in advance, and with whom, means we can use those precious (and limited) days to their fullest.
Because as Gretchen Rubin quite rightly reminds us;
‘The days are long but the years are short’