The highs & lows of school holidays

July 8, 2010

in Bits & Pieces

A photo of a cup of coffee.

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As far as school holidays go, the last 10 days have been pretty reasonable.  We didn’t get to go away in the caravan, but we’ve had sleep in’s aplenty (if you count 7am as a sleep in), a few nights in the country, fun outings and even a party.

Here I was thinking to myself this morning, as I lazily made a coffee, that I could handle permanent school holidays.  No pressure in the mornings.  No running around after school.  And for the most part, the kids aren’t too sick of each other.  The girls had made up a new game “Healthy Kids” where they spent all day on the trampoline and only ate healthy food.  I was patting myself on the back for a job well done.  This is how it should be.

Then someone flicked the switch.  The five year old turned nasty.  Whingy, whiney and obnoxious to boot.  Were did all the good times go?  After so many good days, I was surprised how quickly it got to me.  But there I was bargaining with my husband to swap places this afternoon.  I would gladly lock myself away in the office and do whatever it is he does, rather than deal with the snooty kid.

Am I wrong to give up so quickly?

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