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Surviving the Summer.

Can I go back to work yet?

So it’s the summer holidays…..or also known as ‘I have to take time off work and pay through the nose to futilely entertain 2 kids?‘. However you try and spin it as quality time it quickly becomes apparent that its you vs them for the duration of this forced ‘holiday’.  Let the whining begin.

‘What are we doing today?’

I’m not sure when or how it happened (or if in some self punishing way I created the monster(s) myself) but there seems to be an expectation of ‘we have to do something’. I blame cbbc and cbeebies. Everything looks better in cbeebiesland.

Children are happy. Parents are happy. Holidays are happy.

Kids see happy things on Cbeebies. They see sunshine, rainbows and lollipops. Permanently.

They don’t see the production crew running around like headless chickens screaming about pack lunch boxes and wondering why the kids’ trainers are soaking wet and full of sand.

I am the production crew.

Cbeebies are yet to film at my house. I doubt my decent into madness would make sunshine, rainbows and lollipops TV. When can I go back to work?

In the interests of trying to be more cbeebiesesque days out to museums are planned, emergency packed lunch piping bags are provisioned and with any luck the rain will stay away. It doesn’t. It didn’t. And it never will. Time to build a den.

Viva la Summer.


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