Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Last Day of the School Holidays

I have to say that these school holidays have been an absolute dream. Mostly peaceful, apart from a few sibling altercations, & no entertainment asked for or required.
The teenager has been off doing her own thing & the pre teen aka Ms Gabriela has discovered a series of books.

She got "Twilight" out of the library & read it the week or so prior to the holidays starting.
Discovering that the second book had a waiting list & that she was number 57 on it (& over the course of 4 days she only moved up to position 56) she graciously helped around the house in an effort to earn enough to buy "New Moon" when it was on special at the beginning of the first week of the holidays. How was I to know that she would devour 608 pages, in between doing other things, within a week?

Week One

Her fix for that was to get her Dad to buy her the third in the saga, "Eclipse".

Week Two

Of course the clothing & the position has varied - marginally. But this pretty much sums up what it has been like at our place for the last 14 days.
Peaceful.....quiet....& the cheapest school holidays ever!

Then again she has almost finished the 672 pages of this one...& there is another yet to go!


angelinabeadalina said...

Gabriela looks positively content. Sounds like a very nice couple of weeks! We have just passed the middle of summer vacation. The 15 yr old nephew was telling me today that he is ready to go back to school. He's bored, and he wants to see his friends every day. Katie was relaxing on the couch with him, but as soon as he uttered those words, she turned around and gave him the most awful dirty look-- how dare he say it's time for school to start, LOL!

rosebud101 said...

That is awesome, Deb! I'm so glad to hear that YOU had a peaceful holiday, too!

The Baby (but masculine) Boy said...

"How was I to know that she would devour 608 pages, in between doing other things, within a week?"

Mother you should have seen this coming, its genetic. I think you have a son who is rather like that dont you....