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2 weeks left of holidays - have run out of steam !!

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BigMomma3 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:27:10

Came back from a 3 week holiday on Sunday which was great for the DCs but highly stressful for me and DH (drove 3700 miles in total!) and the time passed so quickly. Now DH back at work and have no idea what to do with the DCs for the rest of the holidays (except tie them up and shove them in the shed which I could have easily done after their behaviour today!!).

It feels like an anticlimax now. DCs are between 7 and 12 years old and the last few days they have spent watching TV/DVDs, on the computer or Wii or jumping on the trampoline in the garden with odd trips to the shops with me (while I have been trying to sort out the washing and ironing from our trip).

Why do I feel guilty that they have'nt done anything exciting since we got back?? Am supposed to be driving 5 hours to my parents with them next week on my own to stay for a week but I really can't be bothered. Want to stay at home and not go anywhere except shopping for school uniform but I always worry that the DCs will be bored unless we have exciting things to do everyday. Tell me it will be Ok to let them veg for a bit and I should ignore the sounds of them killing each other!!

TheDullWitch Thu 20-Aug-09 21:36:39

Let them veg except for vigorous exercise in park/pool to wear them out.

I feel same way - I just want a bit of time to myself, to get stuff done. Enough already.

lowrib Thu 20-Aug-09 21:56:33

You could always move to Scotland - the schools went back this week grin

No, perhaps that is a bit of an extreme solution.

"Tell me it will be Ok to let them veg for a bit and I should ignore the sounds of them killing each other!!"

They'll be fine - it even has a name - "benign neglect"!

I honestly believe kids need time to do their own thing too.

iliketurquoise Thu 20-Aug-09 21:58:59

i feel exactly the same bigmomma3.

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