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Christmas day has come and gone, the new year has yet to begin and we are stuck in a strange place, not quite here or there. We have no concept of which day of the week it is, mornings and bedtimes are later than usual and biscuits are an acceptable meal. I love this week, the one with no routine, no schedule or deadlines or school runs, the one where we make our own rules. We eat when we are hungry which isn't always at the traditional mealtimes and we go out when we get bored indoors.
The Christmas break is so short, not even two weeks for Dylan and in the midst of the mayhem this week feels unusually calm. I love waking up in the morning with no real plans for the day, playing it by ear, enjoying lazy mornings in my dressing gown and watching the children play with their new toys, their imaginations taking them to new lands each day.
The Christmas tree is still up, the sun sets so early, the weather is getting colder and no resolutions have yet been made. The kitchen side is piled high with goodies and we are drinking more cups of tea than ever with the excuse that we really should get through those biscuits soon.
Today we have had a lazy morning, a late lunch, a long play and a glow stick disco in the living room with just the twinkly tree lights and our flourescent sticks stopping us bumping in to each other. The children got to stay up just a little longer and we are eating leftover pizza for dinner.
I took a few photos of the boys at the beach in their new Muddy Puddles coats, they loved the sand all piled up and we were surprised at how busy it was for a December afternoon. The beach is our go-to place to waste an hour or two and it doesn't matter what season it is, they never get bored of it.
School and Preschool restart on Wednesday so we only have a few days of this limbo left to enjoy. This week in the middle is definitely one of my favourites.