Well that's it then..................The summer hols are well and truly over, finished, caput, no more and gone. The Teenager has been off for a total of 12 weeks due to finishing year 11 and The Whirlwind has been off for the standard issue amount of time. I am not even sure where the heck time has gone but it definitely has, we have had the best holidays ever I think.
As well as trying to complete my Summer Bucket List we have had a new bathroom fitted, been to Centre Parcs, Champneys, met up with some Australian family, eaten and drunk far too much and embarked on an emotional journey whilst waiting for The Teen to get her GCSE results ( which I am pleased to say were amazing) as well as celebrating her 16th birthday.
We are now embarking on the scary adventure which is 6th Form and Year 8, I don't even know how we have got here in what seems such a small space of time. The Teen is all kitted out with new everything and I am now looking forward to the daily "I've got nothing to wear" fiasco NOT!!! The Whirlwind will return to his usual "I hate wearing this uniform" and "I hate Tuesdays" routine as I try to keep calm while the morning descend into chaos.
Mr DG will return to his early morning dog walking and we will all roll our eyes as he hunts for his keys, work pass and wallet before heading off to work. The kids will eat breakfast leaving their bowls for the magic fairy to clean up and then in a haze of hair gel, perfume and goodbyes they will all be gone.............................Gone..............................Silence prevails and I will take a deep slow breath and close my eyes as the peace of having an empty house washes over me.............................This will last about 7 minutes before my phone starts pinging with "Muuuummmm I've forgot my P.E kit" and "Muuummmmm can you top up my lunch money" then Mr DG will ring with a whole list of things he's forgotten to do and if I have time can I sort them out. Deep breathing comes in very handy at this stage...........................................................
This is my busiest time of year too as my little crafting business goes a bit mad as we attempt to make new products whilst keeping our sanity in check as we try to fulfil orders in time for that dreaded word..........CHRISTMAS.....Sorry.........I know you all don't want to hear it but its time to face the fact that its the next big holiday.
I hope you have all had a great summer and are ready and raring to go........If all else fails just remember a dash of Gin on your cornflakes doesn't hurt anyone...Not that I am advocating drinking in the morning, well, not every morning anyway........
Good luck to all you mums on the dreaded first day back.
Lots of Love
Tee hee! Glad you all had a fabulous summer...onwards and upwards!ReplyDelete
My motto too xxxxxDelete
Im glad your daughter got amazing GCSE's and good luck to her for 6th form. Mine has also been off for 12 weeks. This summer holiday has gone way too quick.ReplyDelete
It has hasn't it. Thankyou Hun, hope your summer was good too xxxxDelete
Your summer sounds amazing.ReplyDelete
Hope you manage to keep them all organised!
I will continue to organise and conquer xxxxDelete
WOW on your summer !ReplyDelete
my first day back at school too.
I want summer again
Me too xxxDelete
Sounds like a really brilliant summer - and well done to your teen on the brillian GCSE results too :)ReplyDelete
Thankyou my lovely, xxxDelete
Oh a crafting business! I need to speak to you! I am looking to interview creative mothers for my blog and you fit the bill perfectly!ReplyDelete
Sounds like quite a summer, good luck with the next stage!
Anytime hun xxDelete
I sent you an email.Delete
Yay, Christmas! Can't wait :) wonder how long til we have to get the mittens out?! glad I found you again through PoCoLo, it's been too long, I love your blog!ReplyDelete
I love Xmas so much I cant even tell you. xxxDelete
Sounds like a lovely Summer, the sunshine has been ace hasn't it! Mine are back at school Monday, quite looking forward to the routine again after having a very chilled out couple of months! Popping in from #PoCoLoReplyDelete
Thankyou my lovely, best of luck for Monday xxxDelete
the dreaded yeaer 8 i hear you!! i must admit i am pleased to have routine back againReplyDelete
Yes, me too. Just sat today and listened to the silence, and then as predicted my mobile went ping ...... xxDelete
Back to normality....... whatever that is......... Congratulation to your girl on her GCSE results - brilliant news xxReplyDelete
Thanks Cathie. xxDelete
Well done to your daughter on her results, and to you for remaining sane while waiting for them - 12 weeks is a looooonnnnnnngggggggg time! Sounds like your summer has been incredible and you've reminded me to go back and check our bucket list to see what we achieved. Enjoy the peace while it lasts! #PoCoLoReplyDelete
Thanks so much, I will indeed xxxDelete
Sounds like you've had a great summer - good luck with all those Christmas orders and teenagers! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo xReplyDelete