Welcome to the school holidays.
School holidays - where routine for the most part, thankfully flies out the window and kids take over the house.
It would have to rain, of course, wouldn't it? The very first weekend of the two-week school holidays. After a week of brilliant, warm sunshine ...BAM! Down comes the rain.
I couldn't wait to ride my new bike on the weekend with the kids. Apart from a quick trip on Saturday morning to the local cafe with two of them (the nine-year-old was playing cricket again), that was it. We were pretty much house bound after that.
So, what happens when it's too wet to head outside? The kids get "creative" around the home. They suddenly rediscover all the crap stuff they have hidden away in toy boxes and storage containers and in the 'activities cupboard' (as we call it). Then, whilst Hubby and I are busy sleeping doing important stuff, they pull it all out and THROW IT AROUND THE HOUSE.
|The family room. DVDs on the floor. PJ pants, pillows (from cubby building),|
Lego Bionicles, games...it all has to go.
|The kitchen. The 7yo & 4yo made a 'shop' in the kitchen. This photo was actually taken after I had |
moved some items. Cos, you know, I had to get to the fridge and pantry and all that.
|The 4yo's bedroom. Lego, books, clothes. |
The desk missing. It's in the kitchen. For the shop. Natch.
|The formal lounge room. I guess it got too messy in the Family Room, so they figured |
they'd move in here! Yes - that's the 7yo's bike in the front. There were cushions on my couch.
Where are they are now? ON THE FLOOR!
|The formal dining room. Let's hope no one's coming to dinner any time soon,|
because it's now Lego Central in here. *sigh* (Actually, it can stay for the hols, but
the pieces on the floor have to be picked up, & a few misc items put away.
So, what to do in such a situation, you're wondering. How on earth can I get my house back in order?
Stay tuned, people...I have me a plan...
How are the school holidays going for all you parents out there? Are you holding it together? Please tell me at least one room in your house looks as bad as this?!