Half term fun (& not so fun!)

If I am being completely honest I was not looking forward to half term last week.  It was the first time I was going to be on my own with both of my babies and Little Mr A has been a little sod challenging lately to say the least!

I knew it was going to be a hard week and I was not wrong!  Although it was nice to be able to have a bit of lazy time together without rushing around getting ready for school, the constant noise and lack of any personal space has been rather difficult to cope with!  I fell out a lot with Little Mr A.  I love him to pieces and it hurts so much to argue with him all of the time but it is just so frustrating when he won’t listen to anything!  I want my lovely little chap back that we took on holiday last year, not this monster that we seem to bring home from school everyday!

If I hadn’t kept him entertained I could understand him getting bored and frustrated which is usually when he starts to play up, however, I did only the essential cleaning like the pots/washing, the housework I thought could wait a week!  Little Miss A was either asleep or laid on the floor entertaining herself so I could spend as much time as possible with Little Mr A.  It doesn’t seem to matter how much we do with him, it’s never enough!

I know he is struggling to come to terms with not being an only child anymore but I don’t know what else we can do to make him feel included.  He is beginning to play with Little Miss A more now she is getting bigger but some days he is so rough, shouting and laughing really loud right in her face or trying to roll her around and when we tell him to stop he just doesn’t listen.

At the moment all treats are banned.  He is having no computer games or i-Pad and no T.V. programmes of his at all.  He tried to convince me that Total Wipeout was my programme and that we could watch it, but I wasn’t falling for it!

I am really hoping he settles down soon, I don’t know how much more we can take.  I hate to see him so upset and emotional when he has been told off but the nicely, nicely approach just doesn’t work anymore!  I feel like I am being such a bad mum sometimes and that he must hate me, but my patience is wearing so thin I can’t help but snap at him.

Having said all that (!) we did manage to do some fun things in between the bickering…

making binocularsmaking cupcakesmaking pancakesmaking cardstrip to magnalego

I can’t say I am looking forward to the Easter holidays in a few weeks, however, I am hoping the weather will be nice so I can shut him outside let him play outside!

I hope everyone else’s half terms have been/will be more successful!

7 thoughts on “Half term fun (& not so fun!)

  1. Crikey, parenting is so HARD sometimes but you really are doing a fantastic job. One of my favourite sayings when Grace tested my patience is ‘this too shall pass’ – although that’s not easy to believe when you are in the middle of it xx

    • Thanks, it means a lot, I feel like I am fighting a losing battle sometimes. I keep trying to think back to all the other challenges we have faced! I know it can’t last forever but I just hope it doesn’t last too much longer, feel like I am losing him 😦

  2. They can be little swines at times, and I find the first year of school to be one of the worst because it’s when you lose your little person who has until now been molded mainly by you, and gain a cheeky devil who suddenly finds themselves unable to find a days fun from their toybox and demands the sort of attention and distraction they’ve become used to from a load of other children and paid adults. You seem to have done absolutely loads and had a great time, it puts our half term last week to shame – my little ones had to spend loads of time taxi-ing big ones, or waiting for them to go out or come home!

    • Thanks for your comment 🙂 In some ways I wish I had held him back a year, he’s not 5 until the 18th August so is the youngest in the year. I feel like I’ve lost a year of him really. I see other parents with children only a few weeks younger than him who are too young for school and wish I still had my little boy 😦 I know you can’t mother them forever but I feel he’s grown up too fast. Glad I’ve had an October baby this time, at least we will get more time together! it’s so hard to get the right balance isn’t it!

  3. Sorry to hear you had a rough week. Hang in there, it gets better! It won’t be long before you look back at these photos and wonder where the time went.

    Hoping things are better for you all next week. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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