Thursday, September 8, 2016
I really do enjoy the freedom of summer. The break from the relentless and mundane school related routines affords self-granted permission to chill, to take things at a far leisurely pace and to engage in some fun trips and activities.
The school summer break in Ireland is quite long, with approximately two months off for primary school children and three for those at second-level. It stretches endlessly in front of you at the beginning, until suddenly you blink and it's all over. Your pride and joy is back to school and has almost completed his first two weeks, and all in a heartbeat too.
It's a shock to the system, this back to school lark - for all of about five minutes and then it's like the new norm.
And there are ways that this new norm makes itself known. To me, at least .........