Summer holidays; a time for family fun, holidays and running through parks in the sun…BLISS.
But, if like me, you’re on your own with the children for the whole summer, you had your holiday in May and the weather forecast keeps predicting rain it can often feel like a bit of an uphill battle.
We have had some lovely days, definitely, but for the most, I’m fighting a losing battle with two little ones who need lots of entertainment and are suddenly fighting like cat and dog.
Today has just been one of those days and for your amusement, I had to share the 10 ways I know it’s been a day I’ll be happy to say goodbye to…
1. The weather forecast on the morning news is so gloomy, you decide to hide under your duvet for the day. But, as quickly as you make that decision you hear screams and remember you have children, so you make a coffee and cry silent tears.
2. By 8 am you feel like you’ve done a days work, but you haven’t emptied the dishwasher, put anything away from breakfast and you most certainly haven’t brushed your hair! That’s a toddler and a baby for you!
3. You plan what you think is a great, original rainy day activity, but when you turn up the rest of your town also had the same brainwave. You sit in an over crowded room, with everyone else thinking ‘why did I do this?’, whilst trying to locate your children as they try to escape.
4. You go to your local children’s centre hoping to burn half an hour in their garden, only to find it’s shut.
5. Your baby develops a love for your toddler’s jigsaws, but when I say a love, it’s a love for chewing and destroying creations. Cue tears and the toddlers only rainy day distraction in ruins.
6. You manage to ruin fish fingers! I mean seriously, who can ruin fish fingers?
7. You finally get two children to nap (yay) and a delivery person knocks so loudly you think the house is going to fall down. Extra annoyingly, the package isn’t even for you!
8. It didn’t rain, so you spent all day doing activities in over crowded rooms when you could have gone to the park!
9. You bribe your toddler to go up for her bath with a snack. After some serious negotiations which you win YAY you realise said snack was eaten in the same manner yesterday and that YOU HAVE NONE LEFT.
10. Your husband’s train is delayed.
One of those days. Let’s hope tomorrow will be better…
But until then.
Cheers to only 33 days left.