So I’m hearing all these crazy holiday ideas at the moment. Mums taking off and going on holidays without their families. Parents leaving their kids at home and going overseas without their kids.
According to psychology professor Dr Nava Silton, it’s really important for mothers to be rejuvenated and refreshed (insert eye roll, yawn and loud huffing noise). She adds that by taking the time out to make sure our own needs are met is actually beneficial for our kids (uh huh.. that sounds like Dr Silton lives in a completely different world to me, a world were she could probably taking a pee by herself with a toddler trying to peek under the door).
Thanks for your time doc – I choose to disagree. I simply couldn’t leave my children and go on holiday: a) I can’t afford a holiday, b) I don’t have anywhere to leave them and, c) even if point a and b were sorted, Iwould simply die from Mummy Guilt and end up crying after two hours and go home.
I love what Jennifer Garner posted online recently. She was getting ready for the school holidays and took a photo of herself looking prepared and professional – holding a piece of paper that says ‘Fun Summer Ideas’ – underneath the caption ‘Moms: First day of Summer’. The photo next to it was of her covered in blood on the set of her newest film, Peppermint, and was captioned #backtoschool #iwillmissthembut… and #godblessteachers’.
Good luck these school holidays – I wish you the best as you start off fresh with great outdoor ideas, lists of things to do, fresh play-doh and textas. I’ll see you on the other side, as we slowly let screen time stretch out a bit more each day, reach for the wine a little earlier and start the mental countdown till October 8.