Friday, April 18, 2008


I feel like a bad Mum each time I say/feel this, but school holidays are tough, one week down (almost) and another one to go.

I'm angst ridden today, even though we've been out to Playgroup and there's stuff to do, it seems never enough for Miss P. She just calls out 'Muuuuuum do you like my cubby house, come and see, see can you see? can you see me?' Sounds cute (and I know it is really) but ALL day - times it by 40 and, well, you get the picture.

Every time I start to do anything that doesn't involve her directly, she starts on at me - just gets so tiresome ...... Any one who thinks having 1 child is easy - well, I'd like to dispel that myth: there are no other siblings to play OR fight with, it's intense! Having 1 sedentary child would be easy, I imagine, but P just wants it all RIGHT NOW!

Ho well - big sigh - I know that in 5 or so years she won't want to be seen with me - so on the upside, I'll try and make the most of it - promise I will!

8 comments:

Cathy said...

glad to know there is another mum out there who gets a bit tired of school holidays. And it is alright to have a whinge - good on you for not being worried about airing it.

Hope you have lots to do next week!

Cosy said...

Hope the holidays whizz by for you!! Maybe next week they will fly.

Carolyn x

alexandra said...

Haha! My almost 3 year old constantly asks me to play trains ALL DAY EVERYDAY! I hear you. Loud and clear!

Bird Bath said...

One of my girls is like that too. Extroverts-they need attention ALL the time.I need some solitary time to feel energised but that rarely happens.Especially not during the holidays!!

elise said...

argh, my boy is almost 11 and he STILL can't get enough of me (I guess it's because I'm so wonderful, right?) actually, he's a "hover-er." on days off he sort-of satellites around me, chattering along, as I go about my chores.

It is so very difficult, and it is impossible for child-less people to understand. but, like you said, in a few years (when he's 18? 20? 22?) he won't want anything to do with me... and then won't I be sad!

(yay! I can leave comments now!)

Victoria said...

School holidays are a trial for sure. I have a friend who always tell me how happy she is when it's school holidays because she gets to spend more time with her kids, well, lucky her. They make me crazy.

Linda said...

I call Stephanie SHADOW. Drives me bonkers sometimes. I love her dearly though.

joanne said...

I hear you sister !!!!