How quickly did those holidays go?
I can’t quite believe they are over already. Two whole weeks of sleep-ins and lazy breakfasts, of days spent playing board games and reading, of backyard cricket, and everyone pitching in with the chores.
Of calm, quiet peace before the mad school rush begins again.
All of it happening in someone else’s house.
In reality it was two weeks of mayhem, mess and madness, of bickering siblings, lost toys and perpetual mess.
It was two weeks of being stretched to the core to fit in working-from-home with three kids plus half the neighbourhood gang.
It was two weeks of washing extra loads of dirty clothes and an endless round of cleaning the kitchen in anticipation of the next meal. Two weeks of late nights and ridiculously early mornings.
It was two weeks of bliss to spend some extra time with my kids.
But now it’s back to the everyday grind of packed lunches and sports kits, of ballet shoes and homework. And there are a few things I am NOT going to miss about the holidays.
A few phrases if I never ever ever have to hear again I will be one happy mum.
1. There’s nothing to do, can I play electronics?
2. There’s nothing on TV except baby shows.
3. Can you get me a new app, it’s free?
4. Why won’t that new app load?
5. I don’t want that app, I want the app that HE has.
6. Muuummmm I’m bored.
7. Muuuuummmm I’m hungry.
8. Muuuuuummmuuummmm I’m still hungry.
9. I’m too tired to walk.
10. What’s your iTunes password?
11. I’m still bored.