So, for the duration of this week of the mid-term break I, like many parents, have to turn into a jack-of-all-trades. In addition to my usual daily roles of Head Chef, MD of Household Hygiene and On Call Staff Nurse, I now also have to become Children's Entertainer Extraordinaire.
Having spent the last six weeks soaking up wonderful new experiences, learning new skills and being given instruction, my child doesn’t seem very willing to accept that mummy has to do the hoovering and make the beds (I’m not all that willing to accept it myself to be honest but, ho hum). So, I find myself having to step up and come up with a daily list of art and craft activities which would make his teacher proud.
I also find myself drawing on my long, lost theatrical roots as I am required to role-play another superhero character, with all the grrring and kapowing I can summon before 9am. I’m not sure how much more this batman can take!
Of course, we also have plenty of playdates scattered across the week which take the pressure off me being the sole court jester but – and here’s a confession for you – I don’t really like playdates. I know, I know, it’s a terrible thing to say but they always leave me with a migraine and a house which looks like it has been hit by a tornado.
How is your mid-term break going? Do you have a new found respect for your child’s teacher?!