How excited I was – my first summer holiday (as a parent) – memories of long, hot, water-fight-filled days and barbies a-plenty, mosquitoes and citronella candles…or not! Actually, so far, so accurate but I am just one small fact from the truth and that is that I have two bored children and I’m one busy mamma! Now I know why parents dread these six week so.
My daily routine broken into percentages goes something like… Clipping back Pixie’s hair 5%; Begging Oscar to CALM DOWN 10%; Trying to avoid making lunch 5%; Making lunch 10%; Trying to avoid entertaining O&P 5%; Entertaiing O&P 10%; Working 50%; combining work and ‘pleasure’ (snapping the kids) 5%. And I know what you’re thinking “that’s five percent less of 100” but that’s because it’s the end of the day and my brain is fried.