Two pieces of advice

Today marks the beginning of my children’s school holiday. I should be ecstatic shouldn’t I? But Christmas holidays are not how I remember them. As a child, the days stretched endlessly, the summer heat hardly bothered me, and I never wanted to go back to school.

As an adult, I have a different opinion of the long holiday. How did I exist before air conditioning, when can I get the kids to bed at night, and must I wait for the teachers to be back at school before I send them? *sigh* It’s not even the end of my first day yet I’m looking forward to January 29.

My youngest son’s plan for the holiday is to NOT wear shoes tomorrow, or the day after, or the day after that. He seems quite keen on the idea, giving me the hint I might require some extra muscle to hold him still when I need to lace him up. I do hope he has more plans that bare-footing it everywhere.

My eldest is probably hoping I wont ban him from world of warcraft. Last holiday he tapped us out and I could hardly do anything. We have a big download limit as it is but that game has a huge suck factor.

Time flies when you have kids. My eldest sons childhood is fading from my memory, my own nothing more than hazy fragments captured by odd little photo’s that I liked to snap. I grew up on a farm of sheep and chickens but there are no chicken pictures. I have the odd sheep one and I’ve begun collecting sheep figures to place on my desk. Thanks to having a 7yr old I’ve grown to love Shaun the Sheep. Such a catchy tune!

I have two pieces of advice that I offer when dealing with children.

  1. Take newborn babies to the chiropractor as soon after the birth as you can to check their spinal alignment. Regular checkups as they age are good too.
  2. If your child has a rash, nappy or dermatitis and the expensive chemist lotions and potions aren’t working fall back on porridge (in a stocking) baths and cornflour as a body powder.

But I have no plan for dealing with bored kids. How do you deal with your kids through the holiday period (aside from endless dvd’s) when all you want to do is write?

All advice gratefully received.

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