Day 1 of my week off for school holidays
Nick goes to work. I get into workout clothes, help Lulu dress and gather Zelda's daycare things. Zelda is dropped off at daycare. Lulu and I then go into town to Zelda's passport interview - one of the few that she won't have to be present for. After we book Lulu in for a haircut and take a gander through Target before heading to the gym. I workout. Lulu hangs in the gym creche with her cousins who also happen to be there. We have lunch at a cafe in town then pop by woolies to pick up a few things. At home Lulu makes cupcakes while I cut up veggies for a dinner stir-fry. I wonder why I work - being a stay at home mum is awesome, why am I making life so hard?
Day 2 All hell breaks loose.
Kidding, but really..... Zelda is home and refuses her morning sleep. We pick up Lulu's friend and all head to the Telegraph Station for their school holiday kids program. Zelda is frustrated that she can't join in & instead wants to spend the time pushing around the wheelie bin like a walker. She refuses to be in the baby carrier but then wants me to hold her but not in the carrier. At home we have sandwiches for lunch. Zelda won't eat hers, but eats mine. Zelda goes down for a nap. We breathe a sigh of relief. I clean up the kitchen while Lulu begs me to watch her stage show. I sit down to watch her stage show. As my bum touched the chair Zelda wakes, screaming uncontrollably. Zelda is now awake for the afternoon after only an hour sleep. I feed Zelda a bottle while we watch the stage show. We all go outside so I can put washing on the line. Zelda crawls to the trampoline, up the ladder and tries to get in. I rush over to catch her, then escort her into the trampoline. I walk back to the washing line. Before I can put any washing out, Zelda has gotten back out of the trampoline. I wonder if I can cancel my leave and go back to work.
How's the school holidays working out for you?