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AIBU to feel so upset about the end of school break?

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catinthecradle Sun 10-Apr-16 19:46:51

I think I am hiding it well, hubby thinks so too, I don't want to put the kids off school.

There's no problems with the schools, I am just really upset that they go back tomorrow. The house will be quiet, we won't have any time together, we're back to the school routine, morning rush, evenings with mum nagging to check everything is ready, the usual chaos.

I know school is very important for the social aspect, I wouldn't dream about them not going, and they seem happy enough there. It's just Sunday blues! I love the holidays.

Tell me I am not the only one to feel so sad, how do you cheer yourself up?

supposeitmightbe Sun 10-Apr-16 19:48:46

I'm sad too. I know we'll probably get slated on here but I love the holidays, I love all the things we do together and would love another week off!!!

Salmotrutta Sun 10-Apr-16 19:49:13

As a teacher going back tomorrow I feel your pain... grin

superram Sun 10-Apr-16 19:49:44

I love the holidays but am a teacher....

mcdog Sun 10-Apr-16 19:51:12

I love the holidays too. I love the time as a family, and the relaxed nature of the days. I miss them when they aren't here.

Coldlightofday Sun 10-Apr-16 19:52:14

Yup, another teacher here...

curren Sun 10-Apr-16 19:52:42

I love the holidays. I really do.

But don't get upset when they go back. My two love school and are excited to see their friends. No need for me to be sad. They are getting experiences different to what I can give them (I did home educate dd for a bit in year 4) . Personally I think it's good for kids to have sometime away from their parents.

It's about 6 hours out of the day. We have all evening and weekends. The next holiday comes round quick enough. Before you know it is the summer holidays.

I enjoy the time they are not here and appreciate it. Use it to make sure I don't have loads to do when they get home.

Is there something else bothering you?

Chattymummyhere Sun 10-Apr-16 19:53:54

I'm dreading it tomorrow morning more so as it's the first school run with a newborn, I love the lack of routine over the holidays. Getting up when we naturally wake up no rush to have breakfast just get it when we want it.

AlmaMartyr Sun 10-Apr-16 19:54:03

Me too. I love the holidays, I hate the routine of school and hate having to send them back. I always feel really sad at the end of school holidays. The kids don't notice!

BirthdayBetty Sun 10-Apr-16 19:54:29

I'm sad the dc's are going back tomorrow too. I love the holidays.

RickOShay Sun 10-Apr-16 19:55:54

I am with you op. Dc3 never ever wants to go to school which makes it harder. I love the holidays.

AvaLeStrange Sun 10-Apr-16 19:56:17

Yup, we're all on holiday time here, DD at school and DH & I both work in schools (he is private sector so has another week off, jammy bugger!)

It can get a bit much, but the last three school hols have all been pretty ropey for various reasons and I don't feel like I've really had a break since October. I'm lousy in the morning due to health issues and loathe the whole getting up and out rigmarole.

Thankfully I work a few hours during the hols which gives me a term time holiday entitlement so I'm only back for 2 weeks before having a week off on my own, which will be fabulous!

Passmethecrisps Sun 10-Apr-16 19:57:28

Teacher here so not that surprising that I am joining you. However, today the house has been full of sunshine and gardening and soup making and general happy business at our own pace. It feels sad that tomorrow it will be early out and the rush starts again.

Having said that, at dinner out dd asked if she was back to childminder tomorrow as she missed her. We have an exceptional childminder who is for all intents and purposes family so we all miss that routine.

Not long until next break x

FellOutOfBedTwice Sun 10-Apr-16 19:58:26

DH and I are both teachers and I love us both being home with our DD and more relaxed. So I hear you, OP

catinthecradle Sun 10-Apr-16 20:22:21

grin selfishly I didn't even think about the teacher's pain, good luck all!

My kids like school a lot more than I did, so I shouldn't complain. They still need a big push to leave on time in the morning however.

I will just miss them, and I don't like the constant rush: school, after school activities, homework, it's non stop. Amazingly, it's nearly 20:30 and no-one has suddenly discovered an important project to be done by tomorrow morning.

Coldtoeswarmheart Sun 10-Apr-16 20:24:35

I for one will be glad the holidays are over. DC at fever pitch here today.

EatShitDerek Sun 10-Apr-16 20:26:20

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knittedslippersx2 Sun 10-Apr-16 20:27:30

I love it too.
Not a teacher.
No school age children.
I love it because my commute to work is so much quicker because the roads are so quiet!

PaulAnkaTheDog Sun 10-Apr-16 20:27:33

Personally I'm happy to get back to work and not hear the fucking music from Terraria for a long time...

DixieNormas Sun 10-Apr-16 20:30:17

me too Derek, although I did enjoy it when the older ones were off from about age 7 and I'd booked AL. Not so much now I'm a sahm and have very young dc

LindyHemming Sun 10-Apr-16 20:30:25

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Ledkr Sun 10-Apr-16 20:31:26

Me too. I always am.
dd1 is in mourning in her room but dd2 is in reception and buzzing to go back!
I also love the relaxed days with no time constraints and staying in my pjs all morning grin

Ledkr Sun 10-Apr-16 20:32:09

That's the Dunkirk spirit euphemia

MsMermaid Sun 10-Apr-16 20:39:03

Both dds are happy to be going back. They won't be happy when I get them out of bed in the morning though.

I'm a teacher too, so pretty miserable about going back. I've spent the day doing all the work I brought home and ignored all holiday. I feel as if I deserve more time off because I did a residential school trip for a week this holiday, great fun but very stressful.

FourForYouGlenCoco Sun 10-Apr-16 20:42:10

With you OP! DD is 3 and in preschool and we both love hols, so much freedom. No rushing around, we just chill, do what we want, have a blast. And that's with only 2 full days of preschool! Her (and my!!!) natural schedule is about 8.30am - 9pm, so we both wind up knackered on school days. I'm honestly dreading September when she starts full time and seriously considering deferring her for a year, although DC2 is due end July so I may be changing my tune then! Sigh.

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