It is three days in for the school holidays.
I don't know if I am going to make it to the end.
Even though I have made a plan, prepared myself and given the kids a pep talk about 'holiday happenings' there have been a few surprises I was not prepared for and I just don't know how many more days of this I can take.
My original plan was to exercise early to help me feel more motivated, emotionally uplifted and energetic to deal with my days with 7 kids. I even announced on my facebook 'after an early morning gym class I am ready for the school holidays...bring it on!'.
I am here to tell you...be careful what you ask for...oh! so careful...
The kids must have seen it because guess what...they are bringing it on!!!!
Here are some of the random happenings over the past three days:
2 kids pooed their pants
3 more kids wet their pants
1 child decided to play with poo in her nappy...3 times
(are you sensing a theme yet?)
that same child had her turn on my computer and wiped poo all over my computer desk...
let's take a breath and breathe deeply here shall we....
now to continue....
a child decided to let air out of the bike tires
I had to pump them back up.
someone set fire to a loaf of bread sitting on my cooktop....
therefore filling our house with smoke.
(cue me getting extremely frustrated with having to air out the whole house when I had decided to put the heater on and the house had just become warm. It is freezing cold and I was freaking out because the smoke alarm did not go off when we have a deep layer of smoke in our house. Yet it decides to go off everytime we use the toaster ???? let's take some more deep breaths shall we....).
husband working all day and night late for three days.
did I mention my husband has been working...
and not around to help me out...oh! wait I told you that already!
kids and I dropped off the movies we hired ... at the wrong movie shop.
we did not realise until we received a phone call... just when I had the kids ready for bed.
I have also dealt with many disputes, cries for help, physical encounters, left overs, tears, tantrums, washing, dishes, pouting, nashing of teeth and quite a few performances that would be worthy of an academy award.
So now that I am down low in the trenches, the only place I can go is UP!
Let's just hope I am not in the trenches until the end of the holidays....