I amseriously going to relax
Time to chill with the children
Some may think I’m crazy, but I have found myself looking forward to these school holidays. Yes, I know, three bored kids at home for two weeks in the middle of winter seems nightmarish, but I amrelishing the time without the normal routine.
No looking for lost shoes, no racing to make lunches while also trying to get the fire to take off, and no hurrying the teenager out of the bathroom.
I don’t have to double check the boy is wearing underpants, or left his pyjamas under his uniform, I don’t have to defrost the car, or make sure there is no homework hiding under beds.
Those of you acquainted with me will know I’ve had a bit of a rough time over this last term; I’m tired, run down, and still slightly bewildered. I now have a huge newfound respect for veteran solo parents. Every day has been a challenge; there is no division of blue and pink jobs in my house now, they’re all purple.
I have been run off my feet. The only way I’ve found to get by is to be super organised, which unfortunately flows against the current of my DNA!
So naturally, I’m excited about this time I now have to re-group, relax and spend quality time with my children. We are going to read, play games, watch movies and bake. We will make messes, paint masterpieces, sleep in and cuddle.
I amgoing to enjoy the important things in my life, slow down, be sloth-like for a while and try not to stress about next term or the next year! ◗ Suzie Sykes, mother of three, flying solo.