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to be going slightly crazy at the end of week 5.

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neveronsunday Fri 23-Aug-13 19:35:01

I love my children. They are 4 & 7.

We have had a great summer. 5 weeks. At home. I haven't worked all holiday.

DH seems to think as I'm 'doing nothing' all summer I can do everything regards bathtime etc as 'he's been at work all day'.

I can't take it any more. The constant noise, the climbing on me, the chicken impressions, the squabbling.

I know I should be grateful & I'll miss this when they are older but Jesus Christ!


MrsLouisTheroux Fri 23-Aug-13 19:38:00

the chicken impressions
grin grin grin grin

ILetHimKeep20Quid Fri 23-Aug-13 19:38:20

Are you in England op?

Peace perfect peace here.

MrsLouisTheroux Fri 23-Aug-13 19:38:23

YANBU grin

wintertimeisfun Fri 23-Aug-13 19:41:13

grin chicken impressions, really funny. for me, i am sick of constant singing, really loud, especially when driving AAAGGHHHHH

neveronsunday Fri 23-Aug-13 19:44:05

Thank you.

The thing is, they are bored. Not physically, we have made cakes, visited castles, built dens, been to the playground, bikes etc.

I think it's mental stimulation they're lacking and they are going a bit loco.

They just need some structure, some assigned tasks & someone other than me.

School, that'll be it.

kinkyfuckery Fri 23-Aug-13 19:47:25

Be glad you don't live in NI, they get 8 weeks IIRC

kinkyfuckery Fri 23-Aug-13 19:48:18

Can your recreate school for an afternoon? Give them some written tasks, interspersed with some play, and breaks? Bet they'd love the novelty!

Beamur Fri 23-Aug-13 19:49:47

I'm already missing DD as I love her being on holiday (no school runs, usual routines etc) but she is ready to go back and missing the social interactions and stimulation of school.

Ruprekt Fri 23-Aug-13 19:51:26

My 8 year old keeps shouting 'I like cake!!!!' At random intervals.

Tis driving us mental!!

'What would you like to do ds?'

'I like caaaaake!!!'


We are on holiday but school is just round the corner...........

neveronsunday Fri 23-Aug-13 19:57:36

Cake would be nice.

And gin.

capticorn1 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:47:11

When my son goes back to school I shall not miss "Mum, I'm hungry, Mum I'm thirsty" both of which is said at least once an hour.

emanjay Fri 23-Aug-13 21:14:46

waking early every morning,not one lie in! The constant "where are we going now?" Not being able to go on simple trip to shops without ds stopping to look at every little thing (and trying to climb on every wall) can I have a drink?im hungry. The food bill!! pass the Kalms .......

neveronsunday Fri 23-Aug-13 21:19:13

Have had to explain to 7 yo that, as much as I love him, no he can't camp in the living room because I have been in his company for 15 hours straight and need to be by myself.

DH has seen the desperation in my eyes & is making home made chips grin

somersethouse Fri 23-Aug-13 21:21:03

I m in Spain - DD broke up on the 14 June and goes back 9 September.

I think that is 14 weeks mas o menos.

It is a full on missión to survive and this year I planned it well, I was prepared. Last year, in the baking heat, was a nightmare.

UnexpectedStepmum Fri 23-Aug-13 21:22:26

My 3 and a half year old has been doing non stop duck impressions for two weeks. I feel your pain. Roll on 6th Sept!

Gracie990 Fri 23-Aug-13 21:28:14

My dh is taking the children out for the day tommorow.

I sighed with relief....until he said it's so that you can give the house a deep clean.

Bastard. the peace will be amazing tho

somersethouse Fri 23-Aug-13 21:36:38

Bloody Spanish autocorrect hmm

Hang on in there OP, YANBU and the end is nigh! smile

Deep clean the house Gracie - I don't think so! grin

nokidshere Fri 23-Aug-13 21:38:40

Sod that Gracie!!! DH took our two boys out today and I lay on the sofa all day and did sweet fa grin The housework can be done when they are all here to help!!!

He said "hmm not sure where to take them, what do you think".... I said I don't care where you go as long as you leave early and come back late haha

ElleBelly Fri 23-Aug-13 21:38:46

"Where are we going today?"
Every morning. At 6.15 or earlier.
My patience is waning.

neveronsunday Fri 23-Aug-13 21:50:25

Yep nokids, every weekend DH has said. 'What are we doing'

Every week I explain that I have conjured up entertainment all week so he can think up something by himself & drive me there.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 23-Aug-13 22:00:06

Ah neveronasunday that's where you are making the mistake - you tell him 'I don't know what you and the children are doing, but take some photos and tell me about it when you get home and the children are in their beds'. grin

GoodtoBetter Fri 23-Aug-13 22:42:22

I live in Spain and DS has been on holiday since June 22nd and is not back til 10th Sept. It's 40°. I am about ready to kill him. Do I win? grin

GoodtoBetter Fri 23-Aug-13 22:44:24

waves to somerset... another in Spain. Blimey the 14th is even earlier than here. Hardcore. Where are you?

Svrider Fri 23-Aug-13 22:59:40

I've taken my kids out at least once per day over the holiday (park/ bike ride etc)
Today I stayed home to clear out the bedrooms ready for new school stuff and have a good tidy up

BIG mistake

The house is worse now than before
Every time I picked up a toy to put in charity bag, it instantly became their favourite toy ( bear in mind I didn't even recognise some of the toys)

Every 10 mins "I'm hungry"
"Can I have a drink"

Dd2 is picking on me

I'm going to my brothers tomorrow, I think we will swop children for a couple of hours!

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