I was looking forward to holidays. Until they started

As the school year finished up (with numerous discos) I was relieved and excited about the up coming holidays. I didn’t have any spectacular, or even any particular, plans. I was simply thrilled to do away with lunches, uniforms and the confines of the school day and happy about the prospect of having my baby girls home.

We are now 6 days in and, thus far, it has been a nightmare. We didn’t even make it 10 minutes into day one without a mammoth tantrum and it has continued that way ever since.

Two of my children are currently competing for the ‘grumpiest child’ award, which is to be created in their honour while the third is trying her best to simply enjoy her time (thank goodness) but her happiness often makes her a target for Grumpy 1 and Grumpy 2.

As for me, I am somewhat grumpy myself and in plenty of pain thanks to the recurrence of my SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). Baby Patch has started partying from 8.30pm into the early hours of the morning on a nightly basis so I am extra tired to boot. And, apparently, I am ruining the holidays and making them boring.

So, today, instead of going to the zoo as planned, we are having a quieter day. There WILL be naps. There WILL be rest and tomorrow we all WILL be in a better mood. So help me. And, then I am ready to reset and try some new ways to start enjoying the holidays!

How are your holidays shaping up?
Have you got any good ideas to help me out?

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  1. My secret to a good holiday is called read and relax. It is a compulsory lie down and read for every member of the house hold from 1 -2pm. My kids always fight it for the first two days of the holidays and then it becomes second nature. An hour of quiet for everyone makes life so much easier!

  2. The box is going to be used a little more than usual, that is going to help us!

  3. I always find the first week with mine is tough as everyone gets into the groove of being around each other 24/7, and then it improves. Hopefully that will work for you too?

  4. Oh you poor thing. I really feel for you. As if grumpy kids wasn’t bad enough you’re in pain too 🙁 I really hope things improve for you and quickly. #teamIBOT

  5. I hope baby patch decided that you need some sleep and quietened down. Ive been lucky to have a fairly quiet baby so far *touch wood* so I’ll be curious to see if it means I’m having the same gender as last time, or whether I just have quiet babies. Hopefully the holidays are progressing better than they started for you also.


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