Whilst the children actually have another week off to spend with their respective other parents, today marks the end of my Easter break as my other half and I go back to work tomorrow.
It’s been a fantastic week – we’ve had time with our extended family, gone on trips including Drayton Manor and Packwood House, been swimming and spent time relaxing at home.
I have genuinely enjoyed every minute of our family time. I know that sounds like an obvious thing to say but here’s the thing….it isn’t a secret that being a parent is hard work, and I don’t hide the fact that I’m not a super mum. I don’t have boundless positive energy even when Ellie is being hard work, I don’t always distract her rather than end up losing my temper, I don’t always want to play ‘mums and dads’ and sometimes, I do just want to be left alone.
This holiday though we had fun, we did stuff and we smiled……lots. I smiled lots.
Don’t get me wrong, we had grumpiness, we had tiredness and we definitely had back-chat but it all felt in perspective. Whether it’s because Ellie is older, because the sun was out, because my other half is great, because I’m more relaxed, or a combination of all of these – this just was a great holiday.