Hate Love Relationship with School Holidays

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How are you going?

Are you surviving the Easter School Holidays?

Or have you been driven mental by the kids constant demands? Maybe you have found it difficult to keep kids occupied and busy while they are off school?

I don’t know about you, but I have a hate love relationship with school holidays. Yes, I know this term is usually written as a love hate relationship, but I think my way expresses more of how I feel.

The holidays are nearly over. Maybe I should be awarded a medal for survival or at the very least managing to keep people happy.

Would this award ceremony have others that have survived too? It could become a thing for parents that have lasted through countless trips to the shops, playground, park, and the millionth time watching your child’s favourite film.

Playing in parks is always a favourite thing for my kids to do. It allows them to run wild, explore and to just burn off energy that is not able to be done inside.

Playing in parks is always a favourite thing for my kids to do. It allows them to run wild, explore and to just burn off energy that is not able to be done inside.

So what have we been up to these school holidays?

  • Went to the movies to see Batman LEGO Movie, Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast.
  • Spent time at parks.
  • Went to indoor play centres.
  • Watched countless movies at home.
  • Cooked.
  • Played with friends kids.
  • Had playdates.
  • Did craft.
  • Read books.
  • Went to the Easter Show.
  • Tried to sleep in… this really has not happened but the attempts have been made.

Also there have been many meltdowns, tantrums, and fights over the school holidays.

Kids have not been doing as they are told. Not listening to me and being downright rude and naughty.

I am actually craving some alone time.

Time that does not have yelling kids, noise or anything that might annoy me.

Time that will allow me to finally get a few things done rather than bits of everything and never get a chance to get back to it.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the fact that holidays allow you to not be anywhere if you don’t want to.

So what do I love about school holidays?

  • Able to stay in your PJ’s all day.
  • Don’t have to make any plans.
  • Don’t have to pack lunches everyday.
  • Spending time with my lovely kids.
  • Seeing fun films that normally are just for kids, but since you have kids with you it is fully acceptable to watch these fun films.
  • Fun days out with the kids and hubby.

Things I don’t like or hate about school holidays:

  • No alone time.
  • Constantly on the go.
  • Never a chance to get something done for me.
  • Kids arguing and fighting. Although this happens when it is not school holidays, the fights seem to be amplified during holidays.
This is what it has been like when the kids have been naughty. Oh the joys of the holidays.

This is what it has been like when the kids have been naughty. Oh the joys of the holidays.

Wednesday the kids go back to school and Friday the baby will be in care. He is usually in care on Tuesday’s as well but this week it is a public holiday so we are all on holiday still.

I am looking forward to Friday. It will be a day that I can have some quiet time. Alone time. Time just for me. Kids will be in school, the baby will be at care, and hubby will be at work. I will be able to focus on some much needed tasks that I wish to get done.

Although I have a list of things that I wish to get completed, I most likely will be just sitting down and loving the peace and quiet of being in the house all by myself.

What do you look forward to after kids go back to school? Maybe you have not had a break due to working as well as trying to entertain kids during the school holidays.

Some plans for me:

  • Get my hair done
  • Have a hot bath and not be interrupted
  • Spend some time working on my blog
  • Catch up on some television
  • Finally get stuck into my screenwriting course that I have not had the chance to do
  • Get some exercise
  • And so much more

Let us know how you coped these school holidays and what you are looking forward to do once the kids are back at school?

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