Is it time to go back to school yet?

This morning Ben and Chloe are driving each other, and me, absolutely crackers.  Sitting where the other wants to sit, shouting at each other and generally winding each other up over nothing.  I fear that, after 4 weeks, the novelty of being at home for the summer may well have worn off! 

In fairness I think they are both pretty tired after a weekend away at Nana’s house, they do generally come home grumpy & hard work when they’ve been for a sleepover! 

When I was teaching full time I used to listen to parents wishing away the holidays and think “How can they do that? Don’t they want to spend time with their children?”  But I get it now.  I get that the lack of routine can become hard work, I get that trying to keep them occupied without spending an entire month’s wages on adventures is tricky, I get that it’s impossible to get general day to day tasks done with small people following your every move . . . I’m starting to crave a little normality, a chance to top up my patience reserves! 

Don’t get me wrong, I love my little people and I love spending time with them but I’m definitely starting to look forward to September! 



  1. August 18, 2014 / 11:34 am

    We're at that point too…..Love mine to bits but September can't come soon enough x

    • August 18, 2014 / 12:19 pm

      I feel awful for even thinking it and I'm sure I would feel differently if I was working full time and therefore wishing away my own holidays too . . . haha

  2. August 18, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    I know how you feel and glad I'm not the only one counting down til September. It's such hard work with them day-in-day-out!

    • August 18, 2014 / 9:49 pm

      During term time Ben and Chloe have a day a week with our lovely childminder too so I'm really missing that! x

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