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!