It’s finally half term and a much needed rest is definitely needed.
I absolutely love having my girls off with me and I have these idealistic notions that we will laze about, play games, visit parks and potter around.
Some days we do and days like these make my heart sing but, like most families, some days we don’t and by the time we get to bed time everyone is grumpy, the house is in disarray and tears have most definitely fell at some point by all of us!
Monday was one of those days – the girls wanted a pj day which is something we never have – it sounded bliss, however, in reality they get bored so fast, they go from one activity to another making so much mess along the way. We played fairies, princesses, we had a carpet picnic, we read, we painted, we baked and the list goes on. Alfie struggles to settle at home so he was tired and upset and needed to be held most of the day. I was exhausted and by the end of the day was getting frustrated and started shouting. I was so relieved when they went to bed, which I know sounds terrible. Not a great way to start the holidays!
I was determined Tuesday was going to be a better day and it was. My girls need to get outside – to run around and to explore. We all need to get some fresh air and then feel the benefit of coming home – we all feel so much better for it. So the next time the girls ask for a pj day my answer will be a firm no! A lesson has been learned.
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