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To wonder why people need to "Survive" school holidays?

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SaggyOldClothCatpuss Mon 18-Feb-13 10:54:38

There are always threads about this. I've been there, done the small child phase. It's hardly life shattering! We have a garden, a playground nearby and a local beach, tv and nearby friends.
I love spending time with my Dcs, but don't feel the need to occupy them for 24 hours a day! Why would you need to survive your own kids? hmm

Maryz Tue 19-Feb-13 13:51:45

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Maryz Tue 19-Feb-13 13:55:53

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SaggyOldClothCatpuss Tue 19-Feb-13 13:56:43

Ooh, please...

Maryz Tue 19-Feb-13 14:08:47

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MrsDeVere Tue 19-Feb-13 14:11:21

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SaggyOldClothCatpuss Tue 19-Feb-13 14:13:41

Well if you will be a helicopter parent...

Maryz Tue 19-Feb-13 14:27:00

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SaggyOldClothCatpuss Tue 19-Feb-13 15:00:04

ODFONTAD <<smiles sweetly>>

Maryz Tue 19-Feb-13 15:48:45

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Oblomov Tue 19-Feb-13 16:09:45

"Going on a mini beast hunt- even snails exist in cities
Bake some cheap flapjack together
Collect leave/ random 'treasure', go home and make a collage- that's half a day and only costs a bit of glue
Build a den
Film afternoon (popcorn/ duvets out)
Painting/ drawing/ play dough
Fill sink with water and let them experiment
Friends over or visit them"

oh yippee-dee-doo-dah.
Aren't you a fabarooney yummy mummy. hmm

countrykitten Tue 19-Feb-13 17:55:56

Oblomov that sounds like a perfect day! Makes me wish I was little again!

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 19-Feb-13 23:29:27

"Maybe you should all have your children adopted. Then you can spend the whole holidays eating malteasers, and not need to survive at all! "

Oh gawd, I read that, was shock and had to scroll up frantically to catch up grin

What I would give to spend a whole holiday in bed with malteasers grin

HeadfirstForHalos Tue 19-Feb-13 23:30:47

Oblomov, that isn't fabaroony yummy mummying, that is school holiday survival parenting grin

hmc Tue 19-Feb-13 23:32:51

My two fight constantly - hence school holidays are a battleground and I am the beleaguered peace keeping yes, I feel that they are something to be survived and got through

LadyWidmerpool Wed 20-Feb-13 09:10:14

If you don't feel exactly the same way as I do about everything, why did you even bother having children??

naomikisted Fri 26-Aug-16 13:12:38

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ThatsMyStapler Fri 26-Aug-16 14:04:00

first time here naomikisted ?

necro thread AND a media(ish?) request?

NotEnoughTime Fri 26-Aug-16 20:27:40

What's a necro thread?

donajimena Fri 26-Aug-16 20:31:39

Zombie thread.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 26-Aug-16 20:42:17


NotEnoughTime Fri 26-Aug-16 20:53:12

Thanks-I have never heard that expression before.

mummabearjustgotfierce Fri 26-Aug-16 20:57:21

I feel like I have to survive the school holidays.
I have 2 dd, one of which is disabled and its such hard work. Along with helping look after my severely disabled db so my dm can work. We do go out nearly every day but its just so much hard work and is completely relentless. I am at uni term time and find although its more tiring in some ways. I'm not as drained as looking after the kids all day -and night- with no help or break at all. My dh works 6 days a week 12 hour days and is exhausted himself when he comes home. We don't have a garden, the beach is to packed for my daughters who both require a 1:1 so a lot of the time its so so hard to just get out the door unless they are both strapped into a buggy. its such hard work sometimes sad

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