Look Forward to Kids Going Back to School? I’ve been enjoying hearing my Mum friends dread the end of the summer when the children go back to school. We’ve all enjoyed the holidays and missing your children when they go back is understandable. Me, on the other hand, I can’t wait. Not because we haven’t …
Every year the holidays fly by and I wish I’d taken better advantage of the time off, time with family and time out of our relentless routine.
And what with new year resolutions the theme of the season and goal setting and life coaching becoming the new rage, it’s only apt we consider how we can take advantage of the few remaining days left in the holiday before the kids go back to school.
In less than 36 hours, our children will be waking up wide-eyed to see presents in the double digits waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Every year I promise I’m not going to overdo it and then, with presents from relatives, grandparents, friends… and throw in Santa and ourselves, we end up with way more than we’d planned.
This year I wanted to avoid the chocolates so I began looking around early to ensure it wasn’t a disappointment to two expectant girls looking for their daily chocolate fix.
Those words were uttered by my oldest daughter followed by floods of tears on her way home from school. “Why can’t I have a ‘flat’ bum Mama?”
I can’t tell you how much the pain I felt in that moment. My daughter is four years old.