One down, two to goPosted: January 30, 2013 Filed under: Parenting | Tags: did we have enough fun?, end of school holidays, January Pilot, school holiday torture is over, school starts again, Summer holidays are gone, when kids go back to school the fun begins 8 Comments
Today as I wave goodbye to the looooooong summer holidays and send my eldest child back to her maximum insecurity prison, I can hear a collective sigh of relief from the parents of school-aged kids. Most of the Aussie breeders I am friends with on Facebook posted photos of their kidlets in new uniforms this morning; much happiness from the parental as anything brigade. In my home I could sense the misery as soon as I woke up. My teenager was SO happy to see her siblings lolling about on the couch as she climbed into her scratchy uniform and grunted her goodbye. The little sisters return to their reform school tomorrow. If you spot a woman in a school zone on Thursday with a glint in her eye it could possibly be me.
As I take on the role of a nanny I too will have a glint but for different reasons. Enjoy the ‘freedom’.
How many kids and where?
Hey Lou Lou! Love it! I personally can’t wait to see the back of January, but I am in the Northern Hemisphere and it was -38 last week. Thanks for sharing though. Hugs to you and your beautiful girls. xxx
Ouch! That is cold! Girls and I are having fun today, will miss this time once I’m in the thick of the school run I’m sure. Love to you & your gorgeous boys xx
What I wouldn’t give to just have to go to school eight months of the year! I’d chase down that scratchy, stiff uniform if it meant no more full time work with a total of 14 days off a year
I second that emotion! Adult life is exhausting
Good God Louise, I only have one but know how you feel. She returned to school today – I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face (although she’s the light of my life) and then she texted me at 1.00 to say she was coming home. As she is now in Year 11, she finished school on December 4th last year, so it’s been almost 2 solid months…
Love them like nothing else in life but geez Louise, they wear me out!