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Summer Holiday Shame…

I want to start pointing out I love my children so much, they mean the world to me and I wouldn’t change them for the world but…

I can’t wait for them to go back to school, I see these people saying how sad they are to see their children go back to school and I feel that twinge of guilt. I love spending time with my girls, they all have their quirks and they warm my heart but summer holidays are such a nightmare!

I start the week before hand looking forward to it, making plans, thinking this year I will be one of THOSE mums, the ones who seem to be able to keep their children happy and content for the whole six weeks. Alas I yet again by the end of week three counting the days before they can go back to school.

The guilt is severe and I wonder what I am doing wrong, Why am I looking forward to them being in school? Why do I feel like I am the only person who feels like this? Am I the only person who feels like this?

My girls are upstairs playing so sweetly yet I know within minutes it will descend to chaos, I will hear the cry of ‘MUMMY!!!!’ and onwards will follow the tales of war, a war which they declared on each other 5 weeks ago, an ongoing battle from which there has been many casualties, the worst of which was the damage to my sanity. I look forward to the time of being able to tidy my house and restore some order, to heal my headache which has been pounding for 5 weeks and just to rest….

I have felt so helpless these last few weeks and too ashamed to mention to my mummy friends just how much I am looking forward to them going back to school. Worried that I shall be judged and deemed a bad mum for wanting just some moments of sanity within my day…

Alas mummy shaming is all too common within the mummy community and we know that you don’t tell your weaknesses lest thee be judged by the court of perfect mummys…

But I just can’t be the only one who feels this way, can I?

Let me know below if you too feel the way I do…

Louisa Bone xxx

Whatever happens, don’t forget to always stay fabulous.

Love Always




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