The first week of the summer holidays is just coming to an end for us and it’s been a challenging one. Jake started the week a little under the weather and Daisy is already missing her friends from school. I’m sure the problems we’ve had are because we are all readjusting to spending whole days together. I’ve also had some work come in that needed to be done, self-employed life doesn’t stop even for the holidays.
I lost count of the amount of bickering and arguments there have been this week. The kids have been squabbling over the slightest things. We have about eight pillows on our bed and I found them fighting over one ! She’s done this, he’s done that, we’ve had it all this week. It’s been challenging to say the least.
It hasn’t all been bad though, sometimes, in a rare moment they will play so nicely together. I’ve promised them a sleepover in Daisy’s room tonight if they can get along together for the day. The prospect of a movie and snacks should be incentive enough to keep the peace.
I would really have liked to take the whole summer off work but it’s just not possible. The ideal situation would be to work in the evenings but that’s just not working for me at the moment. I’ve had a few last minute pieces of work land in my inbox this week. I’m not complaining though, being able to work from home and around the kids is something I’m grateful for. It can just be a bit challenging during the school holidays.
Chris and I have been trying to eat a lot healthier over the last month. We’ve both done really well but it’s definitely challenging for a pair of chocoholics. Chris has been going to the gym in the evenings which is really helping to curb our night time snacking habits. We are both feeling so much better for making some changes.
I’m sure next week will bring its own set of challenges. Hopefully a weekend of rest and relaxation will help me tackle the rest of the holidays whatever they bring.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Plans.