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To be horrified that there is 4 weeks left of the summer holidays?

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Faraway75 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:30:18

Omg, 5 children - the mess, the whinging, the bickering, the expense...!
What a joy hmm

I am a teacher, so there is no escape! We've been and returned from our holiday. We will do a few more 'big' days out...

Please say it's not just me. I love being a mum, hence 5 kids (!!), but AIBU to find the summer holidays hard?!

Mumoftwoyoungkids Sat 11-Aug-18 20:37:56

Only 3 weeks (and a teacher training day) here.

I’ve been working up until now so very happy to have the time off. (Both for having time off and for no longer having to deal with our complex childcare plans.)

Children are bickering constantly though which is starting to get a bit tiresome - they have never spent 22 consecutive days together before!

starryeyed19 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:39:41

You are not alone. I only have two and already I have made myself a countdown calendar. I absolutely hate holidays this long.

hereandnowtoday Sat 11-Aug-18 20:40:33

Scottish schools back next week!

DrWhooves Sat 11-Aug-18 20:40:37

Mine goes back on Wednesday.

Titsywoo Sat 11-Aug-18 20:41:03

I bloody love the summer holidays but mine are 11 and 13 and don't fight much and I only work 2 days a week in the holidays so I am getting lots of lovely lie ins. Sorry grin.

Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 20:41:23

Ours go back on the 20th August!
This year has actually been fab but I've been where you are, long days to fill (only with 1 child though, I think I'd be 6 feet under with 5 shock).

SayNoToCarrots Sat 11-Aug-18 20:42:04

I'm back on the 28th 😩

Faraway75 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:43:02

So jealous! I have 1 teenager and then the others are 10, 8, 6 and 5

Life feels a long and torturous slog at the moment grin

dimsum123 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:43:32

Mine get 8 weeks and I'm thinking its not long enough!

BUT mine are now 12 and 15 and just do their own thing. I hated anything longer than a week's hol when they were younger.

Hang on in there! If I survived it so can you!

stargirl1701 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:44:11

Move to Scotland. We're back on Monday.

elliejjtiny Sat 11-Aug-18 20:44:13

Yanbu. I have 5 too and we are really skint at the moment and without a car. Thank goodness the weather has been good so we can go in the garden with the paddling pool.

MrsJayy Sat 11-Aug-18 20:45:30

I have no School children anymore it is amazing grin . I saw a few -- on their knees-- stressed parents in town today think they were getting last minute school stuff think Schools go back 21st here

MaureenMLove Sat 11-Aug-18 20:45:59

I have no idea when I go back to school!confused. Suppose I better check the website. I was too excited to get out the door on 21st July to care. I'm reasonably certain I don't go back in August though, so that means still 3 weeks off - hurrah! (No kids to look after, so I'm like a pig in shit!grin)

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sat 11-Aug-18 20:46:31

I've had a bit of light relief, DD went to my aunt's for 3 days then camp for 8, so I only had one DC, and he's the perfect child with no one to annoy! 😂 They go to holiday club every weekday afternoon, which helps.

Faraway75 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:47:00

Thank you for the vibes!!

When do the school holidays start in Scotland though? If the summer holidays are actually shorter, then I'm definitely moving!

xJessica Sat 11-Aug-18 20:47:09

We have 3.5 weeks and it's passing far too fast for my liking! I love the holidays

Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 20:47:42

Tbf I did snap earlier at DD whilst shopping and threaten to turn her into a pot noodle cos she was driving me bonkers so will be glad to get back to a routine.

Faraway75 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:48:10

Ps. So jealous of you teachers without school age kids. Only 13 more years to go for me envy

steff13 Sat 11-Aug-18 20:48:27

We have three weeks left. But my kids' last day of school was May 23. I work from home. I'm ready for them to go back.

Mokepon Sat 11-Aug-18 20:48:32

Our school broke up 29th June. So 7 weeks.

Ginmakesitallok Sat 11-Aug-18 20:48:39

In Scotland, back on Tuesday after 6 weeks off.

supadupapupascupa Sat 11-Aug-18 20:50:21

I’m stuck home with a 6 year old and a 9 year old who won’t leave the house confused (ASD and adhd) I’m going stir crazy. Got next weekend at Center Parcs and that’s it till school starts in sep. I’m clearing out. It’s all I can do. The 6 yo is at grandparents for a sleepover to get her out a bit.

TheOnlyPink Sat 11-Aug-18 20:51:35

In Ireland. Kids finished in 22nd June and not back until 3rd Sept. The the first 3 weeks were the worst, but we're in a bit of a routine now. Although we've done literally everything by now, and still 3 weeks left. I've no idea how I'm going to entertain them.

ladymarian Sat 11-Aug-18 20:51:59

We're in Scotland and my kids go back on Wednesday. Holidays are NOT shorter, they just start earlier! My kids finished school on 29th June so more than ready for them to go back LOL!

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