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Halfway There

on August 11, 2013

I’m sitting here in my lounge trying to grab a few moments of peace whilst my girls are playing in the garden.  We are halfway through the summer holidays and I’m feeling a little frazzled to say the least.

WHY do children have to shout in order to talk to each other? It seems that either their inner hearing device is on low volume permanently (‘Turn your ears on J!’ is a frequent statement in our house) or they just assume that everyone else within a one metre radius is tone deaf. (I feel we are going that way…)

Then when they aren’t shouting they are literally screaming at the top of their voice!! It is enough to drive a parent insane, and right now I would just like to hide away in a tree somewhere – preferably one they haven’t learnt how to climb.

I keep telling myself ‘Only three weeks to go, just three more weeks until they go back to school.’ Surely I’m not the only parent that feels like this? Just to have a few hours a day with NO TV! (Bliss!), a few hours where the door isn’t constantly being banged shut, or open.  Where I can actually have a snack without a child saying ‘Mummy, I’m HUNGRY!’ even though they have been eating non stop since 8am and it’s only just 11am. Or one moment where one of them doesn’t come running into the house crying, ‘Mummy! J/A hit me!’ (Sigh)

Anyone who says ‘Make the most of it, they don’t stay little forever!’ either has never had children, or has completely forgotten what it was like to have two or more children under the age of five. If they did remember, they would just nod sympathetically and gently say, ‘it does get easier.’ Ooh, I’m looking forward to that day 🙂

Peace is shattered, as A has come in pleading with me for a drink. ‘Pleeaasse! Please Mummy I want a drink, please Mummy, please!’ At least she remembered her manners this time, usually it’s ‘I want a drink NOW!’ a look from me is all it takes for the manners to miraculously appear – LOL!

Halfway there 🙂



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