Mind you, I know how she feels.
So, I have organised the following in a bid to keep us both sane this week:
Today: Trip to cinema to see the Odeon Kids' Movie, "Hotel Transylvania", then spending her Christmas vouchers in Waterstones and Build a Bear in the Trafford Centre.
Tuesday: Drag her to dentist and hairdresser, followed by shopping at Tesco, but with promise of buying baking ingredients and making Mary Berry's Bakewell Tart in the afternoon. We will then sit eating said Bakewell Tart - yummy!
Wednesday: Have arranged to go to Quarry Bank Mill with a friend and her children so I can have adult conversation while children are entertained by cotton looms, water wheel and ladies who do half term activities. Thank heavens for the National Trust!
Thursday: Have managed to offload daughter onto school friend for most of day, so will have some time to myself but will have to take her to Decathlon on the way home for new trainers; may be traumatic, we'll see.
Friday: May try to force daughter out on new bicycle she got for Christmas if weather not too bad, otherwise, will resort to doing Just Dance on the Wii and then getting beaten by daughter at Monopoly (I haven't won a game against her yet, and I am trying!)
Wish me luck!