It’s amazing what a difference a day makes.
After a seemingly solid start, the reality of the imminent ending of the Christmas holidays has hit home and the boys are ever-so-slightly more…challenging.
Or could it be that as the rest of the world resumes after the festive break and I am trying to work from home until the boys are back at school?
I still don’t think I’ve shouted although I must have come close.
There’s one more day of this until they are back in school and it is a shame.
I’m not really looking forward to it as I really enjoy watching films together and playing various games and then them being able to sleep in.
But it’s back to the rigours of the morning school run including the inevitable tough first few days when the boys are still in “holiday mode.”
On the one hand with them being back in routine at home and at school whilst I am at work, it should mean normality and less shouting.
However it is very much the school day mornings when most of the arguing and screaming takes place and precisely the times I am trying to make calmer and better so it will be a good test.
Start as I mean to go on and all that – if I can’t refrain from shouting on the first day back at school, the first real test, then I haven’t got much chance of making it through the rest of the year so I’ll stay positive.
Early nights for them – and me – will be key!
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