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TheMightyMing Wed 30-Dec-15 00:44:29

Been off since Xmas Eve and go back Monday 4th.

Xmas day itself was lovely round at friends, but I am really struggling with the time off. My cooking/shopping / washing/gym routine is all out of kilter. Husband and teenage son seems to be in the food cupboards constantly complaining there is no x or y.

House is a tip because we are around all day, even the dogs look a bit fed up ( I think they secretly enjoy having the house to themselves and a bit of talk Sport radio on during the week).

Normal routine is fairly hectic ( early starts, gym from work and then cleaning up and sorting out till 9pm most nights) but I'm craving it!

Is it just me?

Leelu6 Wed 30-Dec-15 00:51:33

Sorry to go off on a tangent, but why can't H or teen go shopping?

Have to say, I'm loving vegging out at home grin

MoreCrackThanHarlem Wed 30-Dec-15 00:52:36

I am looking forward to getting back to work, eating healthily, exercising, putting on make up and smart clothes every morning instead of sobbing in jamas until lunch.

My "normal" life is also hectic but I do like the routine of it. Doubtless I'll change my mind when I'm ironing uniforms and making packed lunches at 10pm on a Wednesday night.

I miss the sense of purpose and achievement I get from being at work. Although the holiday has been particularly lovely and I have spent loads of time with my teenage daughter which is always a pleasure.

rollonthesummer Wed 30-Dec-15 00:53:35

God, no! Am loving being off!!

thelaundryfairy Wed 30-Dec-15 00:53:51

I can´t wait to get back to work!

Mmmmcake123 Wed 30-Dec-15 01:03:38

Are the dogs really looking a bit fed up? My lil poochies are loving all the unexpected extra walks and then curling up for naps.
Send dh out for take out and run around the park to compensate for lack of gym, extra calories and doggie boredom!

KanyesVest Wed 30-Dec-15 01:05:58

I want to stay off but send everyone else back. Can I do that?

xOdessax Wed 30-Dec-15 01:08:46

I'm so glad it's not just me looking forward to going back to work! I was feeling guilty for having those thoughts today 😳

Topseyt Wed 30-Dec-15 01:11:39

Well, I do like getting back to routine once Christmas is done and dusted, and I don't do New Year really.

Yes, in many ways I am looking forward to getting back to normal.

G1veMeStrength Wed 30-Dec-15 01:15:30

I'm fed up with it but due to DH shifts sending everything haywire. Not missing work routine at all!

CherryPits Wed 30-Dec-15 01:19:40

YANBU I am also going spare needing to get back to normality.

SladeGreen Wed 30-Dec-15 01:24:27

I'm feeling bored as well. I'm staying with family until January 2nd and I can't wait to go home. Its been a good Christmas but my younger nieces and nephews have constantly bickered and screamed at each other which has put a bit of a dampener on things sad

EnthusiasmDisturbed Wed 30-Dec-15 01:29:42

Do you leave the radio on for your dogs confused

I am in lazy mode and bored of it I need routine. ds loving it the cat also seems very happy and making sure he gets as much attention as ds

U2HasTheEdge Wed 30-Dec-15 01:30:22

I did a twilight shift this evening to ease myself back into working.

It was quite nice to get out of the house but much nicer to come home, so I'm not really looking forward to getting into the swing of things.

U2HasTheEdge Wed 30-Dec-15 01:31:37

I always leave the radio on for the dogs!

headexplodesbodyfreezes Wed 30-Dec-15 01:36:04

I like normal too. I've been back at work today and didn't mind at all. This isn't a good time of year to have a lot of time off, much better to save annual leave for spring and summer I think.

Squishyeyeballs Wed 30-Dec-15 01:44:10

I can't wait for dh to get back to work! Love having him around but he eats me out of house and home and leaves a trail of mess and destruction everywhere he goes hmm I have 2 toddlers so routine is essential but that's gone out the window too and will be twice as hard to re-establish when xmas is over. I love christmas but tbh, once the day is over I would rather just get back to normal blush

Eminybob Wed 30-Dec-15 01:50:23

God no, as every day I get closer to going back to work I feel sicker and sicker.

I have recently returned from maternity leave which I loved and think my calling is to be a SAHP tbh.

goingmadinthecountry Wed 30-Dec-15 02:06:46

Went into work today to get some stuff done and it was absolutely lovely- I teach and got loads of stuff organised. I miss the time to myself on my drive to work (30 mins or so) - I listen to Radio 4 and have quiet time. Normally dh, dd2 and ds away at work/uni/college. I'm really not good at having people there all the time and I'm used to having the house to myself on my day off. I love my family to bits but as a somewhat reclusive only child, I find Christmas with my 4 children difficult without any time on my own. Lots of parties too - great, but again a bit much for me. I love socialising, just need time on my own to recharge my batteries and some order in my day to day routine.

captainproton Wed 30-Dec-15 02:11:02

Omg I can't wait until life returns to normal. My 3 yo and 2 yo have been asking if we are doing the normal activities I take them to everyday for the last week and a bit. On Xmas morning 3yo said she didn't want Xmas anymore she wanted to go to gymnastics. They have no concept of things being closed for Xmas.

If I wasn't 35 weeks pregnant we'd be enjoying the milder weather more, but instead we have to make do with my attempts at entertainment.

Also we've had fights every 15 minutes over who's toy is who's as they both want what the other has... Joy!

I swear DH makes it worse they get excited cos he's off. He went back to work yesterday and my eldest told me at lunchtime I hadn't shouted at all. Made me feel bad but when their eat/sleep routine gets mucked up they turn into little demons. My pg hormones have not helped at all.

Bettercallsaul1 Wed 30-Dec-15 02:36:55

Ah, the grass is always greener, eh!

BooOzMoo Wed 30-Dec-15 03:09:43

I'm in the middle!!!! I love having DH home but you sre right the house is a tip, I've not done any washing and if DH is home he can clean ... Yes missing the gym very much!!!!

Doyouthinktheysaurus Wed 30-Dec-15 04:55:47

Some of us haven't stopped working yet!

I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal rota instead of loads of nights squished together Christmas rota.

All I've done for days is sleep, say hi to the dses, sleep some more and go to work.

TheMightyMing Wed 30-Dec-15 09:02:25

Not just me then! I am up and off to the gym. Got to then trawl the shops for the NY eve party , and then will need to go back for 'normal food' at weekend!

ephemeralfairy Wed 30-Dec-15 09:35:00

I've been at work every day bar Christmas Day. Retail is a bitch.

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