Going on eight weeks!


I am such a huge fan of holiday, I love love love holiday and always pull my kids a week early from school. Our school headmaster knows by now…. although technically he doesn’t give permission because he can’t.

This is our last week of holiday, the Sumer / Christmas holiday is over and for the first time since my kids started school in 2014 I can’t wait for next Wednesday morning.

Really we are in week 7, we were away for 4 weeks of the 7 and I’m at a point now where I don’t know what else is left to do. I can’t entertain them any longer. After this school holiday I need a holiday. Did I mention 8 weeks?

So yes the mommy guilt kicks in when I get to the end of the day and dream about that drop and go zone at school and yes sure 3 weeks from now I’ll be counting the weeks until the next holiday but this has been long. I’ve had my nails done like I don’t know 30 times, I’ve had my hair and make up done, we’ve baked, I’ve literally spent hours next to the pool in the sun, I’ve watched Cars 3 maybe 20’times, I’ve done so many meals a day I’ve lost count, I’ve been jumped on, drawn pictures, played with clay, mastered their games on the iPad, built puzzles ….. I can write and essay on this.

Now I want to return to the Mom world and Mom life where I can focus on groceries and shopping lists, planning and taxi mom, quick adult chats at tennis and most importantly DO MY OWN WORK.

What have you done this holiday to entertain the little peeps? Maybe I’ll borrow some of your ideas for our next Sumer break.



  1. Haha I love this . We had our first “staycation” this year but it did give us the chance to explore joburg some more. The fact that my boys wake up in the morning and say “mum where are we going today” is NOT a good sign 😂😂. We have relied on adventure clubs alot! That being said I’m going to miss my little side kicks, but can’t wait to get back to gym on my own!

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  2. Lol! This sounds a lot like what I’m feeling although my little man went back to school this week and Emma is a bit older so she kinda entertains berself which has given me a little time. But I miss him and now I wish I didn’t wish the time away. however mom sanity is also a thing and we need it… Sending you some creative juices for the next week and strength! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, I’ll def take that. Almost feels a little like the long walk to freedom 😂 but I know what’s coming…. just like you say “but I miss him” Got to live in the moment and make the most of each day. X

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  3. I can’t help BUT LOL! I totally relate. Entertaining an 8 year old and an almost 1 year old is hard work. One wants to do xyz, the baby just wants to eat, poop and sleep… OH man the amount of meals per day, I’m broke…How are these kids ALWAYS hungry???
    I always feel like I need a holiday AFTER the holidays.

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  4. I was thinking just the same today! So tired of all the noise, then guilty when the house is so quiet. My kids are getting on each other’s nerves, let alone mine!! They thrive on the routine as well. My kids can’t wait to get back to school. I guess that makes me feel a little less guilty. .. And if I have to bake ONE MORE TIME… Lord help me 🙂

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    1. See we think the same, I actually considered making home made soaps yesterday, but when I saw the amount of ingredients I just left it. Strongs we nearly there! x


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