Summer holidays is the worse and the best of all the school holidays. I think because we’ve reached a stage in life where we have young and old kids. Once upon a time I was prepared to ‘survive’ the day knowing that when 7pm came and the sun went down I would get ‘my space’. Sometimes that is, because we all know how ‘needy’ our male partners can be. I’m not going to assume the same for those with female partners, maybe they are needy too, I don’t know!
You give your all, every last gigabyte, every last microgram and millisecond of time, energy and thought to every one else, all day long. It’s something you tend to switch to doing once you become a Mum.
I can’t aim for that 7 pm anymore and that can make things difficult for me. I’m using the ME word a lot because after weeks and weeks of everyone being home, the very least I have left where I can make it all about Me is right here, MY BLOG!
ME, ME, ME, ME…. there, that feels better, I’ve made it all about ME, I’m all MINE!
Anyway where was I? Oh, yes, shift change! 7.30pm all the lil kids are in bed and a hush comes over the house, not a creature is stirring not even a mouse (insert screech of tyres sound right here).
CLING CLANG, DING DONG. SHIFT CHANGE and out shuffle the zombie teens.
Mum can I….., Mum I want…. Mum can you drive me…. Mum I need to talk…. Mum when can we shop…
They crawl out from under the rocks, I mean lounges. They are everywhere. Beady little creatures (actually not so little these days) with hands outstretched, glaring eyes and clawing fingers. They come at me like zombies, arms outstretched. I want to run, I want to hide but there’s no where to go, like a bad nightmare they find me no matter where I go.
Finally I crawl beneath the sheets into the safety of bed, cover my ears, close my eyes and seek solace in the depth of sleep. When 6am arrives I roll out of bed, yes that’s right ROLL so quit the snickering. I slink through the house hoping no joint creaks and I can swill down a coffee in time, before I hear the shuffling of the day zombies as they clock in for their turn at the ‘Haunt Mum’ shift.
Okay, if I’ve put you off kids for life, relax, take some deep breaths it’s really not that bad, I’m just pulling ya leg!
Yes I am feeling a bit needy of ME time and I am counting down the days to when school commences. Then again the kids feel the same way. They miss their friends, the routine and everything about school. Until then I seem to have taken up a bit of cooking which is not helping the fact that I can’t get away to do any ‘running’!
Here’s what I’m up to, I bought a fantastic book with 500 dessert recipes, yep FIVE HUNDRED. Now I know my real name is ‘Julie’ but I won’t be doing any re-enactment of Julie and Julia! 500 recipes would take like for eva!
However, I am writing the date in the corner of each page when I have successfully achieved a great result. Here’s this weeks workout, absolutely divine?
So, while I keep sane by cooking up delicious coffee desserts what are you doing to stay sane this summer holidays? It’s nearly over so enjoy what’s left, meanwhile it’s almost time to start thinking of winter desserts!