Today, I made the unprecedented decision and gave the boys a "duvet day". Anyone who knows me well, will know that I am the mum that through rain, snow or blizzard will get the kids in to school and on time. I am also that mum who will send then in with a cold (why is it that other parents keep their kids off with coughs and colds?!) in fact, the only time they are allowed of school is when they are running a temperature and are to ill to get out of bed.
So, what was different about today?
It was Beautiful Beansy's birthday this weekend and despite having his party last week, he had his first ever sleepover this weekend. It was so lovely to see/hear him and his friends as they whispered and played lego, but they were still awake until just past 10pm and as my kids are usually in bed around 7pm, it stands to reason that they were tired and grumpy. The boys also played rugby and went to the skate park and so were physically and mentally shattered.
Consequently, this morning both the boys were crying, tired and just generally exhausted and so I took the decision to give them the "day off". We played, we read stories and watched 2 films back to back. They both fell asleep around 2pm for over an hour.
I think a mothers intuition is far better than any other and so I gave the boys the day off. They are now both refreshed and revitalised and raring to go back tomorrow.
The company I used to work for used to grant employees 4 "duvet days" a year. To my mind, this is exactly what I gave the boys today.
So, have you done this before? Was I right to listen to my intuition or should I have sent them in regardless? What would you have done??
Peace and Love