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Counting down the days

I am counting down the days until school resumes. It feels like the longest 2 weeks ever. I have not been able to hear myself think with the constant talking, fighting and yelling. It’s like they feel they have to compete to be the loudest and thoroughly enjoy playing ‘How can push mum over the edge and send her bat shit crazy today?’. I’ll be honest; I love it when they go to school. I get to reclaim a portion of my sanity and take pleasure in a cup of coffee WHEN IT’S HOT!! Oh it really is the little things that bring me joy. Lol. It’s not all bad when they are on holidays because we do get to discover who the kids are again because they change so often but a few minutes of peace wouldn’t go astray. Counting down!

counting down the days

My boys teachers are constantly telling me how well they get along and that they are like best friends but I am calling bull shit on that. (Sorry teachers) Maybe they just use up all their tolerance for one another at school and their personalities clash at home when they have been around each other too much but from where I stand I only ever get a glimpse of this ‘best bud’ behaviour you speak of. It actually reminds me of me and my brother and how we used to get along like a house on fire and then suddenly we were constantly fight – SORRY MUM!! You can call karma off now, surely I’ve paid my dues. I understand completely how exhausted you felt, not only physically but mentally. I am completely and utterly mentally drained. Still counting down the days.ABM_1405134229

Tell me it’s not just me – tell me your kids fight too. Tell me you count down the days until school resumes as well.

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  1. 13/07/2014 / 12:12 pm

    Oh I can so relate! I always look forward to the holidays (less fussing around in the mornings) and then I’m quite ready for them to go back by the end! My oldest two fight a lot. Maybe because they’re quite close in age and get a bit competitive? But, like you, my siblings and I were exactly the same. It’s all part of learning I guess!

  2. 13/07/2014 / 8:26 pm

    Yep.. hearing you.
    Loud & clear!!
    Entering the last week here in Tassie..
    I just blogged about a similar issue myself.

  3. 13/07/2014 / 10:26 pm

    Yes my kids fight, it does my head in! We have one more week to go in SA. Little summer loves it when her sister is at kindy, so do I!

  4. 14/07/2014 / 12:38 am

    Feeling you on this one! We’ve had three weeks now and the return to school on tuesday could not come quick enough. I’m with you, I’d really just like to drink my coffee whilst it’s hot on the first time, not after it’s been reheated in the microwave three times!

  5. 17/07/2014 / 9:28 pm

    Actually i’m the opposite. Its the school terms that send me “bat shit crazy” yeah the house is destroyed for two weeks, yeah everything is chaos for two weeks, yeah there is not a second to myself for two weeks (not that i get that second anyhow) BUT its the bat shit crazy mum who is freaking at getting everyone out the door on time, to school on time, looking for hats, ties, sports shoe (yes just one) seemingly everyday to then do the rush to here or there and hold down toddlers at sports and things …. thats the mum i dont like. ohhhh week one and i miss fun holiday mum
    Thanks for linking up for Sunday Brunch xx

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