Thursday, 27 October 2011

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Jeez this week has gone by in a big whoosh hasn't it and to be honest the way things are going I'll be glad to see the back of it.
I'm normally fine with school holidays but this one I'm tearing my hair out in handfuls. My two little cherubs who look like butter wouldn't melt have been more like little devils.
What with the fighting and the bickering, the tears and the yelling, the grumpitude and the attitude my head is totally battered and it's mainly coming from the big one. He's a dab hand at winding his brother up and then pretending like nothing has happened and he's the innocent party!
Last Tuesday and today he went to a youth club for three hours which was been held at the school and for those few hours Gabe and I had some peace. Gabe hasn't been perfect either mind but nowhere near as bad as Milo. I feel like I have a sulky teenager in a seven year olds body.
Yesterday the weather was bright and sunnny so I took them down the park and told them to go wild. Run, scream, yell do whatever they wanted in the hope it would get it out of their systems --- pah, no such luck.
While they were doing all this I took some deep breaths, admired the golden leaves of the Norway Maple and watched the squirrels running back and forth hoarding the acorns in preparation for Winter.
Tomorrow I've got my second shift at work from 11 until 4 ..... bliss!


Lina said...

Ha! You know it's bad when you can't wait to go to work for some peace and quiet!

PS My 7 year old also regularly pushes me to the limit!

Simone said...

Enjoy your 'peace' at work!!!

Peeriemoot said...

School holidays can be so hard can't they? I always want them to be fantastically fulfilling family time but there's no denying that my kids drive me nuts sometimes :-D. Enjoy work!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

As the saying goes, "boys will be boys"!!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Oh the joys of motherhood...Hang in there! On bad days, just imagine your friend Sarah across the world home schooling... :) We have more good days than bad, but at the end of some days I partake in a nice glass (2) of vino. hehe Love your fall photos! x

Julie said...

Oh, I hope the boys settle down again soon. I find that mine seem to go through phases. Sometimes there's not too much niggling and annoying each other and other times there's loads.....we're going through a 'bad' patch at the moment too.
Hope work was fun! Juliex

Twiggy said...

Oh dear but they are soooooooo cute :)
Twiggy x

Beth said...

Oh no, sounds very stressful!! Hope you have had a lovely first day back, I had similar feelings when mine returned then the bloomin' oldest is off today sick. Oh well, he's back in tomorrow ;) Bethx

Poppy said...

I hope you got some peace Lisa!

Gorgeous pictures as always!

Lou xxx

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

enjoy your break!!! Lovely photos by the way :)