And I've got another week of this!
Holidays used to mean rest and relaxation. Not any more. As a four year old only child daughter needs constant entertaining from 6.30am until 7.00pm. Even if she goes into a room on her own for a few minutes I can't relax. Whilst I was cooking lunch today she went into the lounge and by the time I followed her, all the cushions from the sofas and most of the contents of the bookshelves were all over the floor arranged beautifully around a blanket!
This afternoon husband went to the football (again) leaving me and daughter together (again). We did some gardening until she was bored, we washed the windows until she was bored, we played "Olympics". I pushed her on the swing. We played badminton. We planted seeds (well, she put a few trowels of compost in a seed tray and I did the rest). We blew bubbles. I did not sit down for four hours. Eventually, absolutely exhausted, I made myself a cup of tea and sat on the patio.
"I just want five minutes peace" I said, "Just play there with your scooter and football for five minutes while I drink my tea"
"Mummeeeeeeee, I'm bored. I'm hungry, when's tea? I need help with this. I've lost Tigger. Where's daddy? Is it tea time? Can I wash my scooter? I need a tea towel."
What am I going to do with her for the next week?