Last day of school hol chat + snaps

For the last day of the winter school holidays we spent the morning finding our first lot of painted rocks before I had an appointment with a lady I’ve been seeing weekly for a month now. James had managed to be available to watch the munchies for every other appointment and, while we’d spoken at length about the fact that I have four children, the reality of them today seemed to really shock her. She had spent much of our appointments telling me things that worked for her and her one child that she was certain would help with my road to recovery from mental illness but today she may have realised that it’s not a one-size-fits-all situation.

They were all beautifully behaved (and duly rewarded with last day of holiday ice cream), yet she would breathe “Oh wow” at regular intervals and our normally 1+ hour consults was probably less than 10 minutes in the end. I suppose the idea of them was intangible until today where they took up space – so much of it that we no longer fit in her office and filled every silence with chatter as they drew and played naughts and crosses or questions or requests that I look at something.

A lot of this school break has been taken up by these appointments, my exhaustion from doubling my meds and not too much fun but we enjoyed ourselves (for the most part). Here’s some piccies of some of what we got up to, joining in with Denyse’s #LifeThisWeek linky.

mogo zoo, zebra, eurobodalla, see australia, mogo, things to do on the south coast nsw, things to do batemans bay,

mogo zoo, zebra, eurobodalla, see australia, mogo, things to do on the south coast nsw, things to do batemans bay,

Did you make it through the school holidays? What did you get up to?

4 thoughts on “Last day of school hol chat + snaps

  1. Goodness me, she sounds like she needed a life lesson from you Becky!! I hope this situation she saw from your every day life helps her realise what LIFE is for you for REALS!!

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week’s optional prompt is “If I Could” Denyse x

  2. I sometimes think back to my mum looking after my three brothers and I, mostly on her own, and I honestly wonder how she did it. It definitely took a toll. Best of luck (that sounds so trite) with your recovery Becky. #LifeThisWeek

  3. Your kids look lovely and happy. I hope you feel better soon. I think you might have taught her something that day that she won’t forget. Very true, one size does not fit al.

  4. People really do have little concept of the realities of kids (especially four!) unless they’ve really lived it. Hope you’re feeling better x

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