I was really looking forward to the school holidays, they held so much promise of fun and laughter. Thanks to Vango lending us a tent the idea and plan was be away camping most of the summer. It was to be our first holiday in 4 years and boy wasn’t I looking forward to it.
What I didn’t expect was what actually happened. I have always dreaded the school holidays as my children cannot cope without the routine of school. I stupidly thought that this year was going to be different, that this year was the year we were going to have lots of fun and the holidays fly by.
My god how wrong was I. This has to be the WORST summer school holiday EVER !!. It’s been torture as the kids screamed like they have never screamed before. Each day I think it has gone up a decibel. We took them out, they screamed, we took them in the car they scream and fight. We took them camping they screamed and ended up coming home a week early. We took them on the beach they screamed. They then wanted to come home after 5 minutes. Don’t get me wrong they are NOT naughty but it does grind on you and wear you down.
I can’t even sit in the garden anymore without one of them winding the other up. They are like a coiled spring that’s just on the brink to uncoil and take everything in it’s path. I am at the end of my tether, I feel like having my own meltdown and just sit down and cry like I have never cried before.
I can’t wait for next week and they all go back to school because Mr Savvy and I will be very glad to get back to our old routine of the kids going to school. Not all of us are enjoying the school holidays are you ?
I have 3 children with autism and a stroppy moody teen.