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We have a good routine in the school term but when it comes to holidays, all hell breaks loose. I live week to week with my child care and feel like a really crap friend when I am always asking for help. Luckily I get loads of free products from work like when I am at fragrance conferences. I get a fair few bits of fragrance and I use these to ''pay'' for my child care. My friends get perfume and I get childcare, this is the kind of bartering system I like.
I have recently become self employed because of the work on the blog, but working from home in the holidays is a nightmare! every 5 seconds i get ''mummy'' ''mummy'' ''MUM'' ''MUM LISTEN TO ME''. It is so flipping annoying, I wonder how other work at home mums do it? This summer holiday I tried to work around Tilly more. Even though we were only home for just over two weeks after our huge trip to Europe, the last couple of weeks were a nightmare. I was taking her to the outdoor pool in town and working on the laptop, trying to shield my laptop from dripping kids with water pistols! I hid under towels in the boiling heat to try and work, whilst trying to keep an eye on my child in the overcrowded pool. I tried to work through the night so it left the days free for her, but I was living on 3 hours a night sleep.
Now I am looking forward to sending Tilly to school in her brand spanking new uniform that will be a mess by the time she gets home.I am looking forward to being able to work from home for at least 6 hours. Roll on 8.45am when I will be shoving her towards the school gate and breathing a sigh of relief as she goes in. For now I have the days back for myself.