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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