Well, that’s half term done and it has been challenging to say the least! Our boy has really been pushing the boundaries with his behaviour, last weekend and the early part of the week was pretty awful. Monday was probably my worst parenting day, ever. I’m talking answering back to everything, laughing at me when I told him off (which is the most irritating thing!), hurting his sister, refusing to do anything we asked, tantrums, I could go on…
I think it’s the lack of structure and routine that the school holidays bring, but having said that I’ve never know the school holidays to be as bad as this.
Also, Max tends to get obsessive with certain things, such as Shopkins and when he’s caught up in one of these little obsessions he’s actually much easier to handle because his mind is occupied. But recently he hasn’t been as interested in his Shopkins and I’m wondering if that’s played a part in his behaviour, as it’s meant he’s had nothing to focus his energy on.
Tuesday had it’s ups and downs but luckily by Wednesday things picked up a lot and we’ve actually had some really lovely moments together.
On Wednesday we had some errands to run and I found that by letting Max write out our shopping list before we headed to the shops, it helped him to focus on what we needed to do.
Thursday was a trip to IKEA, which the kids love. My mum and sister came with us too so it was a pretty stress free day for me.
Friday was another really nice day. We spend some time at home, relaxing and reading some books together. Later we headed out to do some bits and bobs, we had a look at the animals in Pets at Home which the kids love doing! Luckily by this point the Shopkins fascination seemed to have returned so I was able to bribe him with them!
The weekend has so far been pretty easy, thanks to my mum having the kids overnight on Saturday which allowed us to have some much needed child free time!
As tough as some days can be, I have to remind myself that not every day is like that and there will be good days right around the corner. It’s also perfectly normal to some days count down to your kids bedtime and then sink a bottle of wine, yes? 😉
How has your half term been?
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