I read plenty of pages, blogs and posts about mums home with their kids and the struggle with entertaining them.
I get that there is a bigger struggle… The working mums.
I understand that with the standard 4 weeks a year it doesnt stretch across the standard 10 weeks school holidays that occur.
I also get that especially with younger kids the juggle of attending school events doesnt happen.
The Easter hat parades, the school pick ups & the sports days.
This doesnt for one moment include any sick days that happen for your kids lead a lone poooor you!
My sister has always been a full time worker and the juggle and heart ache she has gone through has been hard.
When our kids were little and our business was newish I had to do some huge juggles.
7am starts to daycare, the kids then Miss 7, would then board the bus to kindy and get picked up and taken back to daycare, they would then be collected at 5.30-6pm.. As time went on they would start at daycare, one would get dropped to kindy, one would get dropped to school on the daycares private bus, then back to daycare for collection late in the afternoons.
Life was hard, the house was very out of control, but this needed to be done to get the business to the place it is today.
I had many conversations with teachers about not being there for drop off and pick up each day. Through this I was lucky enough to have events off. I never missed a presentation, or sports day but many mums do, they dont have a choice.
These days at our work we have the right people in key positions as the business has grown to allow me to spend this time with the kids. But I am very aware of the struggle and heart break school holidays brings to many families.
Take a thought when your kids are being kids.. The noise levels are high… Your patiences is low.
Be thankful that you get to be home with your kids as many mums arent and they would swap places with you in a flash.
Does this struggle describe you?