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yawningmonster Tue 25-Oct-11 07:26:04

right have been having one of those patches in life where all the sh*t hits the fan, you know how it goes...

major car crash giving me a broken sternum, followed by more delays from EQC about paying out (in chch nz btw), followed by 520 dollar bill for broken heatpump followed by washing machine flooding the laundry, followed by ds dropping yellow food colouring on the blue wool carpet, followed by 4hrs on the roadside waiting for assistance as replacement car loses power with some horrendous fault that I am still waiting to hear the cost of, followed by a few more but I am starting to wobble writing it all down.....anyway we were supposed to finish school holidays today and I needed it, I so needed it desperately and ds wakes up puking!

Awesome say I, bring it on!! Anyway today was hellish but survivable, my toddler is desperate to get out of here, outside is not enough. DS stopped puking around 2ish so no school tomorrow but he has perked right up so will be bouncing off the walls tomorrow...so will be stuck at home with both going bonkers and so much else on my mind. Tell me what I can do that I haven't already used up in the holidays.
They are over huts, the back yard, painting, crafting, baking, drawing, stamping, stickering, legoing, puzzling, I spying etc and to be honest so am I. I just needed a break at least from one of them and I could have taken littlest out for day but cant do that with post puke child....help me survive tomorrow with your gems of wisdom please

btw ds was in bed all day today and will be expected to be confined to bedroom tomorrow (it doesn't pay to make being sick a fun thing here) so mainly will be toddler to entertain however ds recovered won't take my rules without a battle and will moan and groan and whinge all day so a few things for him to do in his room would be good...already have some audio books and puzzle books for him.

Georgimama Tue 25-Oct-11 07:28:13

TV. Seriously. All that and you haven't resorted to cbbc/cbeebies? You are a saint.

yawningmonster Tue 25-Oct-11 07:32:12

blush I think dd clocked up a couple of hours today to keep my sanity but I have precisely 13 hours to fill in tomorrow and even I think that may be a slight overdose on the box.

peggotty Tue 25-Oct-11 07:36:17

Well tv can fill at least 6 of those hours grin. How old is the toddler? Long bath in the morning? My 3 yr old likes hoovering and dusting! He'll Hoover for hours if I let him and he likes helping with washing wink. Set your toddler to work!

yawningmonster Tue 25-Oct-11 07:46:06

thanks peggotty I used the bath idea today and it worked well, not into hoovering or dusting unfortunately but loves to do dishes (read create mass floods in the kitchen to go with the ones in the laundry) DD is 2.5.

yawningmonster Tue 25-Oct-11 08:42:13

some more ideas please, I am really dreading it tomorrow plus I have to make uber important calls to EQC which I am dreading in a whole new here we go again as everyone passes the parcel and we get nowhere with payouts (though will reserve those for when tv is on.)

Llanarth Tue 25-Oct-11 09:07:09

how about sorting the toys (and clothes and books) into ones to keep and ones to give to the charity shop? I know, I know, it sounds like the last thing you would want to do when everything is so vile, but your DCs will actually love it. A box each for them to put in the toys for charity (explain to them first that it is for children who don't have many toys and I think you'll be surprised how generous they are). You'll find that they spend most the time playing with toys they haven't seen for ages and the sense of achievement YOU will feel at the end of the day when you have two boxes of toys and clothes to get out of the house of will be reward in itself.

PattySimcox Tue 25-Oct-11 09:20:14

Massive bath towel on kitchen floor and let them do the dishes.

Handful of treats for you to give out as party game prizes - musical statues to get them dancing to burn off energy and then sleeping lions to get some peace and quiet.

Have you got any old wallpaper? Stick it up outside and let them do "graffiti" with their paints / crayons.

TV, club penguin on the computer.

Good luck, we've all been there and will be here to offer you virtual brew through the day

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