I’ve got this!

So it’s officially the Summer holidays, and I have no idea how I am going to pull this off! For those who don’t know me I am a mummy to 3 beautiful monsters (ahem children) and I run my own handmade business from home.

We are only in week 2 of the holidays and  we have already had 2 accidents (one of which has resulted in a big bruise, swelling and pack of frozen peas) a WWE wrestling match,  a toddler meltdown over a CUP!, a permanent marker tattoo, and a game of who can ride the fastest off this ramp!  So it’s safe to say I can only work when they are fast asleep in bed.

This is my second year working from home during the Summer holidays, last year I had not long started so I didn’t have as many orders to fulfil.  I didn’t plan any days out, they just happened. This year needed to be slightly more structured, so I had few hours to work in the evening, instead of clearing up the massacre created by my little people.

On the first day of the holidays, we took a trip to the V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, I didn’t realise how stressful this would be on my own. I made our pack lunches in the morning, packed the changing bag and got ready to go. I had already pre-booked a bargain parking space 2 minutes from the museum (£5 for the whole day) so this made it slightly easier, until I took an hour to find it! Once we were in the Museum they all really enjoyed it. We had the best ice-cream ever and then headed to the Museum gardens for our lunch.  This was when I realised I had forgotten one of the main items a 20 month old needs. Nappies! So a quick getaway was needed.

During the first week, we had been to the beach, a carnival and a Funday (all of which I had my Auntie to help) these were easy compared to the Museum.

This week they have been helping me and their Grandad with our front garden.  My dad has cut down the bushes and got the ground ready for gravel to be laid down. They, of course, wanted to help so have been sweeping, digging and pulling the weeds up. I never knew I had such a green fingered little family.

For the remainder of the Summer I have literally 5 more days planned. A trip to Weald Country Park, a day at the Paddocks on Canvey Island, a day trip to Clacton, another carnival and another beach day at Dymchurch.

I have bought a few arts and crafts items and a few outdoor games for them to do, on the days I need 5 minutes peace.

So, I wish all you parents and carers the best of luck. Enjoy making memories.

 

Lots of love,

Charlotte

 

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10 thoughts on “I’ve got this!

  1. Alana - Burnished Chaos says:

    Wow, you’ve certainly had a busy, and eventful, time. It’s amazing how much harder a day out with the kids can be when you’re on your own and the stress can really take the enjoyment out of it so you did well. Good luck with the rest of the holidays x #PicknMix

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  2. The Pramshed says:

    It sounds like you have got the Summer holidays all planned out for the next couple of weeks. The trip to the museum sounds really fun, and ice cream is always good too for everyone! I wish you all the best of luck with working and looking after the children, I hope that they give you some quiet time so you can crack on with what you need to do. Good luck and I hope you have a brilliant Summer. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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  3. babiesbiscuitsandbooze says:

    I am impressed at your days out on your own with THREE little ones! I don’t think I’d be brave enough. I bet they are loving it though and it sounds like they enjoy the simple things too – like helping in the garden! Good luck with getting work done too, I don’t envy you haha 😂 Ellen

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    • The Little Glitter Box says:

      Thank you, I must say I do give myself a little pat on the back afterwards. They are easily pleased, although they are getting bored of gardening, so I think a little day out is needed. Oh gosh I have so much to do and now i’m blogging, I must be mad! xxx

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