Thank **** that is over! Roll on Autumn I say.
Whenever I hear these mummies say that they can't wait for the summer holidays so they can spend lots of time with their children it actually brings up a little bit of sick in my mouth.
Now don't get me wrong I love my children more than anything, they are my world and all that jazz but the thought of having to spend six weeks with them, everyday all day, with no breaks fills me with dread! Every heard the phrase 'too much of I good thing is bad for you? '
I should probably feel bad about saying this out loud but the truth is I don't. I'm a stay at home mother, every second of my day is devoted to either feeding, clothing, cleaning, picking up after or just generally making sure that their needs are met.
I'm a good mother, I love my children, I spend all of my days doing some form of child related activity whether it be bounce 'n' rhymes, play days, baby yoga or the dreaded indoor 'wear em out' places.
So when they toddle off to pre school for their alloted 15 hours a week perhaps you can forgive me when I say I'm actually quite releaved. It's not as if I use those few hours to do anything for myself, no manicures, shopping or expensive haircuts in this house. You will usually find me cleaning, washing, scrubbing or if I'm really pushing the boat out watching one of my programs while ironing but the difference is I'll be doing it in peace. No whinning, talking, crying, fighting or demanding. Just me, my iron and my thoughts. It's the new heaven. I may even eat a biscuits without having to hide in the laundry room, (I swear they hear me opening that biscuit tin from the other side of the house.)
Tell me I'm not alone in this? As I said before I love my kids but I also love my sanity.