Our Summer of Fun is on hold…


I had all these great big ideas for our summer and now they are all on hold! It’s Alice’s last summer before she starts school in September and I will no longer have the days in the week for us to spend time together and have days out. (sob!) I wanted this summer to be filled with us spending time together and making memories. Our last summer before school…

But then chicken pox arrived in our house on the first day of the holidays and now just as Alice is over it, Holly has got it. I know can you believe it! Whilst I am partly pleased to get it out of the way for both of them and it has happened before their birthday’s this month. It does now mean that we have another week ahead of us of staying home and praying for dry weather so at least we can venture into the garden.

It’s going to be tougher with Holly having it, as Alice will start to go stir crazy with us not going out and about and I can already hear the ‘I’m bored’, coming out at regular intervals.

This I can cope with, just about, I can plan some fun activities for Alice to do at home and we will get through it. Thankfully Holly isn’t feeling too poorly with it at the moment.

And I know that really it doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing it’s being together that matters. We can make memories anywhere. Plus I am enjoying having a calmer life and the extra cuddles that come with poorly children.

But, what I am disappointed about is the plans that I have to spend with the girls and for us to make the most of this time that is now disappearing. The weeks are skipping by too fast and I am just not ready to loose Alice to school life yet.

I am just feeling frustrated by it all and of course its not anyones fault, it’s the joy of having children. They get sick and that is life, I get that. But I now find myself wishing for the next week to go by, so we are free to finally enjoy our summer holidays outside of our own home.

Laura x


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  1. August 5, 2016 / 07:42

    Ahhh that sucks! Its my boy’s last summer before school so I get why you want to make it count. Nasty chicken pox ruining their holidays! I wont insult you by saying its good to get it out the way blah blah. That wont make losing this holiday any easier. You’ve a right to feel annoyed and a bit sad. I hope when they recover you are able to have a fab time in the few weeks left #picknmix

  2. August 5, 2016 / 11:40

    I know what you mean, I also feel like time is slipping by so fast. We also had plans-to-do this summer and I’m afraid we’ve barely ticked them off 🙁 Hopefully Holly gets over chicken pox soon! x
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  3. August 5, 2016 / 18:09

    Oh no. We had plans this week whilst the hubby was off work then our car broke down last week. We now have no transport & a £2k bill so can’t even afford to go anywhere even on public transport 🙁 At least we’ve had a fun, chilled week at home playing games, watching movies and splashing bout in the garden
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  4. August 5, 2016 / 19:14

    Oh no! Poor you!! We haven’t had chicken pox yet and I’m dreading it…good luck! #picknmix
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  5. August 5, 2016 / 23:28

    Oh no, it’s rotten when they are sick and more so when they go down one after the other. My kids have been a bit like this for most of this year so far, taking it in turns and then starting all over again. The worst thing is when you can’t get out too. Hope Holly is over them and feeling better soon so that you can start to enjoy your summer. Good luck for Alice starting school too, such an exciting time! #picknmix

  6. August 6, 2016 / 09:24

    Oh no 🙁 I feel your pain, we make all these plans for the summer and then something unforeseen crops up! The same happened to us last summer, my stepson went to the park with a friend and fell out of a tree and it scuppered the next 3 weeks, such a shame. Hope the pox passes soon and the summer can resume! xx #picknmix
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  7. August 6, 2016 / 11:45

    Oh no I hate it when kids get ill but sometimes we can’t avoid it. I can relate. Hopefully you enjoy a bit of the summer.

  8. August 7, 2016 / 07:29

    Oh no! I hope they both aren’t too bothered by the pox and heal quickly. My husband got chicken pox the same time our younger two did – now THAT was a nightmare. The kids were fine…. he thought he was dying, lol!
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  9. August 7, 2016 / 09:32

    Awww, bless you! Urgh, I hate it too when we plan something for summer mine end up being cancelled. I hope everyone is alright and hopefully, you make the most of the summer. The joy of having chickenpox is not good.
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  10. August 7, 2016 / 09:50

    Oh bless what a shame, I hope she feels better soon, and I hope you have plenty of the school holidays left to enjoy together when everyone is better.
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  11. August 8, 2016 / 09:11

    Oh no hun, sorry to hear about the chicken pox! I hope that they get better soon and your right memories and bonds can be made anywhere xx
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  12. August 9, 2016 / 22:40

    Oh no what bad timing and how annoying! I hope everyone is better soon. x

  13. August 10, 2016 / 21:51

    What awful timing! I really hope she recovers much faster than her sister and you can get out and about soon lovely.

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    Stevie xx
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