I am a DisneyLife Brand Ambassador and this post was created in partnership with DisneyLife who have provided me with a free 12 month DisneyLife membership.
With Wilf's first half term since starting school approaching, I am beyond excited about having my little boy to myself again. I missed him so much – more than I expected, funnily enough – and both me and his little sister are honestly just happier when we are all together again. The first school term has totally wiped him out though, so instead of planning any big trips over the break we are going to take it a little easier and instead organise a few activities closer to home as well as some much needed duvet days.
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Tom hasn't actually told him, but he's taken half the week off too so we're going to be trying to do a few 'daddy-son' dates and a few mummy dates too. I think it's important to spend one-on-one time with each kiddo even though it can sometimes feel impossible to organise. I'm actually really looking forward to planning a day doing nothing, bringing the duvets down to the sofa and making us a 'nest'. When I was little my mum used to do that for me on days when I was poorly, tired or sad and it immediately makes me feel better, even as an adult. I love passing down little traditions like this to my own children and Wilf loves it just as much as I did.
Another thing I feel really nostalgic for is watching the Disney films from my childhood. I'm working with DisneyLife again in this post to share what we'll be using the app for over the half term holidays.
Like most parents I imagine, my childhood was filled with Disney classics. The first film I ever saw at the cinema (The Little Mermaid), the first time I ever sobbed my heart out to a movie (The Lion King), and the first time I felt like I witnessed true love (Beauty and the Beast). Going to see the latest Disney release always coincided with my birthday, so I have lovely family memories of us all going to see them together too.
Whilst I do love a good Disney film, (you can read about my favourites here and the first film I ever saw at the cinema, too) I also love a good boxset. I think sometimes Wilf copes with episodes better when using DisneyLife. When he's tired he can watch a couple before taking a little break rather than committing to a whole movie. I love showing him the things I watched as a child for a burst of nostalgia, like DuckTales or Recess! One of Tom's favourite Disney shows is Phineas and Ferb, which we discovered when we were adults and didn't have children yet! Now they get to watch it together!
Hurray for half term!
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