We both work and we have three beautiful children and NOT ENOUGH childcare. Our annual leave will be saved this year for the childcare at half terms, inset days, summer holidays and special school days that parents can attend. My husband and I will also only spend weekends and bank holidays together as we have to take it turns to cover all the kids holidays. I feel a little sad about this but what can the working parent do?
I had last week off work. it has been 11 days straight with no less than 3 kids to entertain. Tonight the kids went to bed without any fuss. My job is done.
It has been brilliant! I promised myself that I would keep on top of work emails by checking daily but reality is, the kids needed my attention and they are too important to ignore.
I am so lucky to have a park so close to home. Its walking distance within minutes. It's nothing special but the kids enjoy it and there is a massive field with some goal posts. Football madness to tire them out!
We have been swimming, on a National Trust day out, pretended we were giants at a model village and did an Easter Egg hunt, played at the park on more than three occasions, been to the library, been to soft play and done wall climbing, football, slides and jumping in the ball pit, kids holiday club, drawing, colouring, racing, jumping, dancing... I think we only spent one day at home in the garden and that was Sunday. A whopping 9 hours of trampoline fun!
Back to work tomorrow and it's hubby's turn to cover the childcare. His turn to have amazing fun with the kids. I'm sad that I can't have fun with them but I have to remind myself that I am earning money to buy my girls new summer clothes ;-)