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To still have two more weeks to go of a 9 and a half week summer holiday and to be

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BonsoirAnna Mon 24-Aug-09 15:13:37

DESPERATE to go clothes shopping and to the hairdresser for some personal space.


orangina Mon 24-Aug-09 15:16:24

not unreasonable at all. everyone is desperate for school to start again, even the kids.....

(i'm with you 100% on this)

BonsoirAnna Mon 24-Aug-09 15:19:07

Thanks smile

Phew. I need to let off steam on this one!

belgo Mon 24-Aug-09 15:21:27

I totally understand! My girls are driving me crazy. Only one more week to go for us!

TheFallenMadonna Mon 24-Aug-09 15:24:10

Ours isn't so long (although as a teacher I would love a nine week holiday!), but I am sending DC off to my mum on Wednesday, and we are all looking forward to it very much. Apart from the lesson planning I shall have to dosad

orangina Mon 24-Aug-09 15:26:22

I have just been chatting to dh about how much I would like 3-5 days to myself (no kids, no dh) at home. I would LOVE to get my life in order without having to take ANYONE ELSE'S needs into consideration.

Me me me me me me me

And a lovely tidy ordered house.


FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 24-Aug-09 15:29:13

I have had no children since about 10 this morning and mot of the time has been spent doing cleaning, laundry, tidying, ordering stuff needed for school and stressing about the state of the house.

orangina Mon 24-Aug-09 15:30:32

I don't even want to go clothes shopping (though I do fancy a trip to the hairdressers). It's all about Getting My House In Order.

It's a bit desperate.

ThePregnantPhantomPlopper Mon 24-Aug-09 15:34:17

YANBU - The next two weeks are going to draaaag.

BonsoirAnna Mon 24-Aug-09 15:36:56

I've actually fitted in quite a lot of major decluttering this summer and the house isn't too untidy - though it is grubbier than I would like angry. I think I need to get the spring cleaners in and for me to spend a day at the spa <fantasising emoticon>

IUsedToBePeachy Mon 24-Aug-09 15:42:59


I am the omly person who doesn't want them to go back I think

One of the benefits of being a SAHM I guess, no panicking over holiday childcare, I do get it easy on that front

I will miss them though (they're back 3rd and 4th)

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 24-Aug-09 15:49:44

I'm happy for the boys to stay home but dd2 is bored and we couldn't gt respite carers for every day and I'm knackered.

MaggieLeo Mon 24-Aug-09 15:51:36

Yeah I hear you! mine have been off since the end of June. Back next Tuesday though!

Hallelujah it's good for them to be stimulated...

Pitchounette Mon 24-Aug-09 15:58:06

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iamtrufflepig Mon 24-Aug-09 16:03:54

I am lucky to work in a school and am not looking forward to going back. I have done major decluttering these hols as well. The dcs are older and look after themselves so it has been lovely to get on with things. None of us are looking forward to going back.

LuvLee Mon 24-Aug-09 16:32:53

O, I dunno. I'm a contractor, and work a 40 hr week, so have only been able to afford to take one measley week off work during the whole summer holidays. I'd LOVE to be able to spend more time with the kids. sad

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Mon 24-Aug-09 16:37:36

I dont want the holidays to end, am excited about going back to work ( am a teacher) but love the holidays, I get to be a proper mum.

sherby Mon 24-Aug-09 16:37:56

I have 7 yes 7 weeks left, so if anybody should be getting any sympathy it is me

DD and DS are ready to kill each other and I have had it with trying to think of things to do everyday

IOnlyReadtheDailyMailinCafes Mon 24-Aug-09 16:38:21

How do you have 7 weeks left?

sherby Mon 24-Aug-09 16:42:42

argh DD is summer born going into reception and they don't take her until 12 October hmm

so she will have been off since end of July!

can't send her to school early because they won't take her, can only send her back to playschool if we pay stupid money and she goes for the whole term

castille Mon 24-Aug-09 17:13:10

Oh YES, is my instinctive response. One week and two days leftgrin

BUT the early starts, school runs, complicated evenings and strict timetabling of every weekdaysad


BonsoirAnna Mon 24-Aug-09 17:15:46

Oh I know, our timetable (DSSs coming and going on a fortnightly timetable) is hideous.

Am secretly hoping the DSSs no longer have 8am starts on the mornings they are with us so that DP can take DD to school sometimes...

castille Mon 24-Aug-09 17:20:16

Oh yes, that's another thing - DD1 starts at 8.10am every day this year. Fortunately she'll be getting the bus, but I'll still have to get up and ensure she's at the bus stop for 7.20


mummydoc Mon 24-Aug-09 17:37:31

2 weeks tomorrow , cannot wait, even though i work full time i am now dealing with:

over tired 9 1/2 year old who basically has ahd toomany late nights " ahh well it's the holidays" say i at 8 pm as by then have had 2-3 glasses of medicinal vino.

very bored and lacking in any structure nearly 5 year old thus making her extreamly rude/defiant prone to hysterical tears about everything

a fed up and exhausted nanny

a dh who has taken to going to the pub after work to avoid putting kids to bed

i fear we have lost one of our new kittens in the debris that is the playrooom....

Fairynufff Mon 24-Aug-09 17:50:05

YANBU BonsoirAnna - I'm feeling exactly the same. I keep trying to repeat the old lady's mantra in my head "enjoy them when they're young - enjoy them when they're young..." but they get soooo bloody irritating when they're constantly bored, hungry, not bored but making a mess etc. I dreamt last night I'd left home and divorced my husband because of it! It's obviously getting to me....

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