Please, Please, PLEASE!

I’m coming off the end of a very long school vacation week. I am literally counting the minutes until I don’t have to parent all four children by myself for two whole days. We haven’t left the house (ok, not true, Meg and Drew have gone outside to play and I shoveled the front step) all week and we’re all a bit stir crazy.

This week I have had to say the following to my kids:

Please clean up your room

Please don’t stand on the heat

Please don’t throw toys

Please don’t touch your sister’s poopy diaper

Please don’t walk on your sister with your boots on

Please ______ (fill in the blank with a child’s name) hug/kiss/apologize to your sister/brother for hitting/kicking/knocking down/throwing toys at said sister/brother

Please stop touching the computer

Please don’t touch Mama’s coffee

No you may not have candy for a snack

No, you just ate breakfast/lunch it’s not snack time yet

No, you are not allowed to play hockey in the house/run up and down the hallways/touch my computer

No, you cannot watch tv at 6:30 am

No, you cannot watch tv because you were rude to Mama/sister/brother/haven’t cleaned your room/just watched tv

School vacations are NOT my favorite. We have another one in exactly 8 weeks. Luckily Doug is supposed to be taking that vacation week off so I won’t be flying solo. Otherwise I might go completely off the deep end. I am teetering on the edge as I type. And there’s no chocolate in the house.

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4 thoughts on “Please, Please, PLEASE!

  1. Totally know where you are coming from! And if school vacation isn’t bad enough, you get to do it every single day anyway! My kids are off next Friday for teacher inservices and we’ll be traveling. I’m almost dreading it. LOL

  2. Ugh. February vacation. I used to have that when I was a kid, but in this part of the country they only have a few days off at Easter, and that’s it after Xmas. Part of me is glad, and part of me wishes there was another week, just so I could get some sleep in the mornings.

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