I’ve not blogged for over a week. With less than seven weeks until we leave, you’d think I’d have more to say. Some exciting news about a condo in Hawaii or a campervan in New Zealand. But no, can’t think of anything.
This last week has mostly been taken up with adjusting to school. Me and the children. Don’t worry, I shan’t bore you with tales of mourning babyhood. I’ve wallowed so much, I’m boring myself. And the children have settled in fine to their new classes. So what’s the problem?
The problem is that I hardly see them. And when I do, I’m either nagging them to put their shoes on, or nagging them to sit and eat tea, or nagging them to get in the bath. When I’m not nagging them, I’m dealing with meltdowns. Because they’re tired. Very tired. And when they’re tired, they’re not at their best.
So instead of enjoying each other’s company, I’m dealing with the fallout of school. Tea time is a battle, bath time is a battle, bedtime is a battle. And I don’t like it. It seems all wrong.
And that, in a nutshell, is why we are embarking on this trip. I want to enjoy my children’s company before they grow up.
Now, it’s about time I booked that condo in Maui…