We are approaching the first half term holiday of the school year. How quickly did that go?! It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about Feral Child #1’s first day at school, and now we’re already at half term. I ponder the gradual decline of my son’s appearance and general demeanor as fatigue sets in, on his part and mine. I think we are all – teachers included, I’m sure – ready for a week off from the school routine to re-set and re-group before the madness of the Christmas season.