I am in the middle of two weeks of half days of school for my youngest daughter. Part of me can’t quite believe that she’s started school, a little part of me is quite glad that school has started and we can get back into a routine. Although I am annoyed its only half days at the moment. However, saother part of me is feeling a bit sad that this phase of childhood is over. It’s strange when something is over I want to go back and recapture it, hold onto it a little bit longer.
During the summer holidays this year, I didn’t book any summer holiday clubs because I thought I would somehow do my work - the bare minimum - around the girls and then go out and do things with them. The first few weeks were ok because we went on holiday and then we carried on enjoying lie ins. Towards the end, we were all going loopy. Last year, my youngest was still at nursery 3 days a week and I put my older daughter into club a few days a week. I felt that it was a bit of a waste of time and money though, especially as I work from home. Its somehow always easier with one child at home rather than both. Definitely look into plan C for next year by sending them into holiday clubs for a week just to have a break, and to catch up on work
Apart from going loopy and going Fuerteventura, we spent a lot of time at my mum’s house. It was strange because in some ways it almost felt like I was reliving my childhood by taking the girls to dance practices at the local community centre where I used to go to. That wasn’t the plan at the beginning of the holidays. My friend asked if I was doing anything and if I was interested in my girls taking part in a dance show. I think I said yes in a heartbeat! It was quite nice meeting up with my friends every week too on the premise of dance practice. To be honest, I think I had just as much fun as the girls did. The holiday ended with a dance show and trophies which was quite nice for them.
Trying to get back into a work mood after the break seems quite hard. I have mixed feelings about the summer holidays. Sometimes I think 6 weeks is too long but then I think the girls are still young and so it’s quite nice for them to have a break. But then its not fair on parents trying to juggle work with school holidays.
Attempting to be an amazing accountant and an amazing mum, somehow combine the two and meet somewhere in the middle but currently failing at both. Hoping that in a few years I will have found something I enjoy doing or found some sort of work life balance and will be in a less stressed out place but until then, or as I get there, I think I...