The excitement of being on holiday makes kids wake up even earlier, well mine anyway. I was aware of them playing / fighting / argueing together as I drifted in and out of sleep from about 7.15 this morning.
And then, I woke with a start at 8.55am exactly to hear ... silence. Any parent will know that silence is eerily more scary than any amout of screeching.
Second morning of the holidays and the bedclothes are marked with felt-tip, the carpet is covered in glitter, stickers are stuck all over the painted walls and my sons fingers are painted in bright blue nail polish to nearly the knuckle.
Roll on September.