To be counting the seconds until school goes back on Monday

(37 Posts)
firemansamisnormansdad Thu 03-Jan-13 16:32:04

Argh. I've had enough. DD and DS are fighting the crap out of each other 3 nanoseconds after returning from the shops. I said to 14 yr old DD "you can have £100 to buy some new boots" as hers are falling apart and have holes in. In EVERY single shoe shop the boots are either too high or too low or too pointy or feel funny or don't feel quite right at the end or JUSTBUYSOmebloodyBOOTS FFS! So now we're back at home and the DCs are shouting and pulling hair and I'm sat upstairs raiding DS's xmas chocolate collection and REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM GOING BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY?

Am I being unreasonable?

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 16:33:37


My son went back to preschool today and my husband went back to work. The quiet in the house was the best quiet ever. And that cup of tea after the school run was pure bliss.

whathasthecatdonenow Thu 03-Jan-13 16:35:52

YABU. I don't want to go back wink

NickNacks Thu 03-Jan-13 16:38:22

I'm one of those really pissy annoying people who loves the sc being home. I get so excited for the last day of term and enjoy their company.

NickNacks Thu 03-Jan-13 16:38:43

Not sc. DC!

MOSagain Thu 03-Jan-13 16:42:48

YANBU and I'm envy as mine don't go back until tuesday

bollywoodfan Thu 03-Jan-13 16:42:55

Yes holidays are far too long imo. £100 on boots? Thats probably what I spend on myself in a whole year!

lolaflores Thu 03-Jan-13 16:46:00

My DD goes Tuesday. Currently sick as a parrot and am not even srue that she will make it. She has been sick all blessed christmas (as has the whole nation) and honestly, sick to the back teeth. need a bit of peace. want me house back.

Dromedary Thu 03-Jan-13 16:46:11

Both of my DCs are away on holiday without me! Although I am just doing horrible housework stuff it is very peaceful. Will definitely be trying to repeat the experience, especially good idea for Xmas hols as the weather is so bad / it is dark most of the time.
The 10 year old going to France on a 2 week exchange was a great idea - she's having an amazing time there. But now has to fly back alone (but supervised by the airline so should hopefully be ok).

She is 14 and old enough to bite back grin

Lock the bathroom door, run a bath and ignore all pleas to unlock the door. Placing of pizza in the oven before bath to ensure easy tea when you get out also helpful.

I'm with NickNacks on this one, I love the last day of term and hate that my house is so quiet when they go back to school sad

Marrow Thu 03-Jan-13 16:48:56

YANBU but personally I am dreading the start of the school run again on Tuesday. Love holidays and not having to stick to a schedule.

Tee2072 Thu 03-Jan-13 16:52:50

I do love the lack of schedule over the hols, but hate the lack of quiet as well. This introvert needs her space!

Mixed feelings here, I love having the DCs at home but it is harder to get anything done. I also love the escape from the termtime treadmill of school runs and after school activities plus my own job. OTOH I am looking forward to catching up with the other school mums and my colleagues next week.

Doraemon Thu 03-Jan-13 16:57:00

I cannot wait for Monday. OK at the minute as DH has taken both boys to his mum's because I can't do anything (pregnancy complications) but even so am really looking forward to some normal routine. Don't think spontaneity suits me.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 03-Jan-13 16:59:04

I don't want mine to go back but i know the arguing can drive you insane so i sympathise!

If you would like to pass the £100 this way i will buy some lovely boots with it grin

firemansamisnormansdad Thu 03-Jan-13 17:04:33

The £100 was a token sum to say BUY SOME BOOTS as she looks like a victorian chimney sweep in her current ones. Found some lovely boots in Matalan for £30 but she didn't like the zip. What have I done wrong? Should I change this thread to "AIBU to take a teenager into a shop and say you can have anything you like" and expect to actually spend some money after that announcement?

firemansamisnormansdad Thu 03-Jan-13 17:07:23

Hokey if you can get my girl to buy some boots then I will happily give you the equivalent!

Startail Thu 03-Jan-13 17:10:35

Very peaceful here DD2 (11) has a friend to play, DH is doing what ever he does on his computer and DD1 is playing DD2s SIMs because DD2 has company.

DD1 has been revising and preparing for hateful Controlled assessments, so I'm letting her chill.

By Monday they will be hankering to go swimming or skating or to the cinema and it will be time for them to go back.

I don't object to the above, but both have birthdays soon so it's nice to have things in hand for them.

wannabedreams Thu 03-Jan-13 17:11:58

yanbu buy her some dms on cloggs.......
and mine don't go back until tuesday sob

LegoAcupuncture Thu 03-Jan-13 17:12:58

I will be jumping for joy when mine go back. They have been exceptionally annoying has work this holiday.

YANBU I cannot wait to push my bastard kids dump the kids at the gate.

Especially as DS is starting full time at long bloody last. Peace and quiet for the first time in over 5 years. Hooray! Removes stashed bottles of gin from understairs cupboard

Amothersruin Thu 03-Jan-13 17:26:10

YANBU!!-I have woefully negelected mine today as just cant be arsed with the whinging every 5 minutes. I told them to play in their rooms with their zillions of new toys-which of course they are bored with already-while I took the xmas decorations down.

I cant wait until monday when I can hopefully meet up with friends for a coffee in peace!

MammaTJ Thu 03-Jan-13 18:09:08

YANBU, my DP went back to work yesterday, so I now have child care issues or no sleep after night shifts.

mummyonvalium Thu 03-Jan-13 18:14:07

YABU - it takes me a couple of weeks to get into a different rhythm with my DCs and then I start to enjoy my children. Also, I hate everything to do with school - always have and always will.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Thu 03-Jan-13 18:16:16

I cant fricking wait til DD5 goes back to school, its like having elephants in the house.

MrsPnut Thu 03-Jan-13 18:18:48

I don't want DD2 to go back, we have a great time during the holidays but I can't wait for DD1 to go back to school because she's almost 16 and she gets on my wick just by breathing.

missmapp Thu 03-Jan-13 18:21:55

YABU, but I am a teacher so go back on Monday aswell. I am really enjoying this years few extra days after christmas, dh has gone back to work so the dcs and I can have some relaxing times before the chore of full time work staarts again. Howver, if I was at home during the day and the children were at school, I may be saying something different !!

Roll on half term !!

tunnocksteacake Thu 03-Jan-13 18:24:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OverlyYappyAlways Thu 03-Jan-13 18:27:30

Mine go back the 7th, I think that is Tuesday, my days are so confused in a way that no other holiday can do his, my DC keep fighting, I am unwell as is one DC, other DC in running wild.

He needs his education again very soon. I wish I worked he would be with a child minder or after school club if that is open, anywhere tbh!

BlackholesAndRevelations Thu 03-Jan-13 18:28:59

Lots of you are SAHM by the looks of this thread, who can't wait til they go back to school so you can drink coffee on your arses have some time to yourself. I understand how bitter that sounds, because I am bitter! grin

I'm with missmap- teacher. If only I had some time to myself )and some time to enjoy my children in term time)

[Feeling sorry for myself emoticon]

Nuttyprofessor Thu 03-Jan-13 18:55:28

My DH and DS have been at home, I can't stand the whinging, tantrums, tv hogging, always wanting his own way. He is an irritating little boy.

On the other hand my DS is an angel.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Thu 03-Jan-13 19:43:58

So where did you say you live....wink

firemansamisnormansdad Thu 03-Jan-13 20:55:17

Blackhole - I am a working mum too and I go back on Monday - which IS the 7th BTW Overly - why do u think I am so fed up that my holiday is spent thus? Moan moan. One in bed and the other packing for a sleepover so finally some peace smile

Our school doesn't go back till 14th, We are now getting bored, so I've arranged a day to for Dd (8) to play with friends at the park, so far there will be three of them.
All schedules seem to have changed here at once, gym classes changed today, Dh's work days off change next week and no school. I don't know if I'm coming or going.

2kidsintow Thu 03-Jan-13 23:52:47

I'm another teacher. I go back Monday, my DD1 will have the run of the house for the day as she's in secondary and DD2 will be at the childminders. They go back on Tues.

I love spending time with my DDs. We have had a mix of days in being lazy and a few days out.

I will be sad to go back as the whole week is much more stressful and busy when we are all in school. Every morning I wake up and have to think "Right, what do I need to do/remember (for me, for them, for work)" before I even get out of bed. And DD1 is self suffucient and doesn't need any help or prompting to be organised.

And I get to spend so much less time with them. Luckily I work 3 1/2 days a week, so have 2 days where I spend more time with them when I get them from school instead of the childminders at half 4/ 5pm.

Butkin Fri 04-Jan-13 00:02:01

DD back to school on Wednesday. She's been at the GPs for 2 nights and can't wait to have her home tomorrow. Off to pick up her new pony on Saturday so much excitement and hockey club starts up again on Sunday. She'll be glad to go back to school - loves both it and her pals there - and I'll probably be glad of the regular routine.

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