It’s Christmas time, which means at least two weeks off from school. If you have multiple children in school, that probably means fighting over toys, more noise than before, and multiple hands under your bathroom door during hours that once were quiet time.
If you’re anything like most parents, you’re probably on that cliff hanger moment of going insane. All you want is a five minute shower, without hearing ‘MOM!’ right? Well, I have five tips that ANY parent can use, no matter what stage of parenting you are in. We all like lists, tips, and tricks to survive lives with out children. If you don’t call one day of your life with your children a survival day, you live in a fictitious world, and we want to come with you.
Locks, locks everywhere.
Especially your bathroom. Put a towel down at the crack of the door to prevent the zombie like hands from reaching inside.
Stock up on coffee and wine
Because wine isn’t appropriate in the morning with children. We wish it was, but it’s not. Coffee is a delicious alternative to the sanity bringing beverage.
Yoga pants, and big sun glasses
You’ll always look well kept, and dry shampoo is an optional item that is highly recommended for this façade you’ll be putting on. A comfy sweater is also optional, but highly recommended.
While I highly recommend keeping an eye on your children at all possible times, hearing them is optional. They’ll learn hand signals to get your attention when needed.
Televisions, and Netflix
Because there are sometimes where you NEED a break. for 9.99 a month, you get an affordable, possibly but highly unlikely educational babysitter. All you need is a T.V. and a subscription to Netflix.
So there you have it, a list of satirical, slightly inaccurate, but hilarious suggestions to surviving school breaks with children. In all honesty, remember, you won’t get any of these moments back. So in the crazy, loud, aggravating moments, smile. You’ll never have them like this ever again.
Enjoy, and Good Luck!