We booked the last week of school off as holiday like always. The final week of school is just too much for the girls, too unstructured and too much change for them to be able to cope with. So we’ve been on school holidays for just over a week now, and doesn’t it show.
Even though we’ve been making the most of Daddy being off work and have crammed in lots of activities, and even though we’ve had the heat wave to contend with and to try and sleep through, I’m pleased to say that the bickering has pretty much stopped, middle girl hasn’t been refusing to sleep for hours on end every night, even baby girls need for control has eased, she’s even eaten vegetables without fuss!! All is calm in the Family of 5 household.
During our first year as a family I remember commenting about how much easier things were in the holidays, but then things started to change and the girls behaviour in the school holidays was not so easy, in fact I stopped looking forward to them and instead began bracing myself for them.