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to be worried I've crammed too much in?

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stuffedtotheseams Mon 27-Jun-11 10:12:38

It seems that we are getting so very booked up already for the 8 weeks break, that I am getting concerned that the DC won't have time to just enjoy the garden and the solitude of orchard. I do normally like them just to have some undirected down time so they can just be.

Normally, they will spend hours outside amusing themselves, just poppibg back in to get yet another tiffin box and more lemonade, so much easier now they can puddle the lemons themselves. <<lies back and Chanels nails>>smile

But, I've been checking out the diary this morning, and have realised we only have 4 full days at home, and of course that will be taken up with all the necessary school resource purchasing. angry

So, what with 3 weeks at our place in France, a fortnight in Florida, a week at FDF, and a week in a friend's apt in Canary Wharf so we can do some shows and the museums, I feel I've planned too much for the 4 of them.

I'm also worried that the DCs relationships with schoolfriends will suffer.


AIBU to be worried? Should I cancel something?

MrSpoc Mon 27-Jun-11 10:14:09

Ha ha, ok.

youmeatsix Mon 27-Jun-11 10:14:31

get the maid to puddle the lemons
that will free up some time

GypsyMoth Mon 27-Jun-11 10:15:03

''we are getting so very booked up already for the 8 weeks break''

are you not capable of saying no then??hmm

HeadfirstForHalos Mon 27-Jun-11 10:16:02

Yes, you need to cancel everything and spend several weeks indoors watching cbeebies/cbbc instead.

stuffedtotheseams Mon 27-Jun-11 10:17:25

It's ok six, the DC can do it themselves now, it's rather sweet watching them enjoy the fruits of their labour.

An important life-skill.

And we don't have a maid, just a lady who does, twice a week.

stuffedtotheseams Mon 27-Jun-11 10:18:20

Saying "no" to whom Tiffany?

sausagesandmarmelade Mon 27-Jun-11 10:20:34

What I think is that you have a rather vivid imagination.....

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:23:08

it would probably help if you muddled your lemons OP.

chopchopbusybusy Mon 27-Jun-11 10:24:30

Puddling lemons?

stuffedtotheseams Mon 27-Jun-11 10:29:50

I was reliably informed that Mumsnet was the place to come to if you had parenting dilemmas?


I thought people on here would be constructive.



wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:33:15

I have been helpful.

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:34:33

Won't somebody think of those poor lemons?

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:36:43

I am also worried you will be spending a week at an airport...

ohhappyday Mon 27-Jun-11 10:38:31


MummyTigger Mon 27-Jun-11 10:44:21

<Trying to be nice and tactful>

I think that, if you've got the finances for such active holidays, then why not? The benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks, and they will love it. Wish I could do the same for my family!

Unfortunately, you posted this in pretty much entirely the wrong section in my opinion, and have seemed a little....... blazé about the fact that you can afford to spend 3 weeks in France and the rest of it. Which is wonderful - don't get me wrong. If I could afford it that's exactly what I'd do! But some people on here are inclined to be a little bitter about certain things, affluence being one of them.

fuzzpig Mon 27-Jun-11 10:47:23

When I saw the title I thought this was going to be a Bumsex thread.


BarryShitpeas Mon 27-Jun-11 10:49:06

wtf is FDF ?

peggotty Mon 27-Jun-11 10:51:28

Haha well done. Now who are you REALLY?

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:52:47

It's the airport in Martinique Irrc has a lovely gifts op but I wouldn't recommend a weeks stay.

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:53:26

Op = shop

Dammit ipad

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 10:54:48

Chanel is not a verb btw, you,re better off painting them.


swanker Mon 27-Jun-11 11:05:52

What is FDF please?

babybarrister Mon 27-Jun-11 11:06:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wordsonapage Mon 27-Jun-11 11:06:34

Swanker look up

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