As we were approaching the summer holidays and the six weeks lay out in front of me, I’ll admit I was a bit worried about how I would cope with both my girls all day, every day.
Holly is at an age where she is just full of energy and a bit like Tigger! She doesn’t stop. Alice is now used to school life where there is always something to do and someone to do it with. Which of course means in the holidays that’s either Holly or me! She wants to constantly be doing something, even if that is doing colouring, writing, playing or reading a book. She never really just sits and watches television and god forbid anyone suggest putting a film on!
I knew that to keep up with both girls and to give them the best possible summer holidays I needed some help. And I think of may have found the answer to keeping up with the kids this holiday.
My mornings now look a little bit different. Instead of reaching for the caffeine, I start my day with a cold water and Berocca. As the girls take vitamins everyday, I now join them and I think the girls are a bit jealous that mine goes fizz when I drop it into the water and it turns my water red (I have the mixed berries flavour).
I’m not normally someone that would take vitamins, but when you have a child that gets you up in the night which means you start the day tired, I needed all the help I could get. I was also intrigued to see if it would make a difference, would it live up to what it claimed.
Berocca is packed full of 8 vitamins, including vitamins B1 and B2 which work with your body to release your natural energy, helping you to feel energised during the day. It is the number 1 energy vitamin.
It sounded like just what I needed!
And it was! I have more spring in my step, I’m not reaching for an extra coffee to keep me going. At the end of the day when Andy walks in, I’m not moaning that I’m SO tired.
I wanted to give the girls a fun summer, go on adventures and see lots of friends and family. Now thanks to Berocca I have more energy to do this, I’m not wishing we could go home for a cheeky nap. The girls are having the best of me for longer and I’m not snapping at them by 11am.
I never would have thought that by making a small change to my life, I would have more energy to go on more adventures with the girls. Keeping up with them has never been so easy!
As someone that doubts herself constantly, thinks I can’t cope. I feel like I’m smashing the summer holidays! We are over half way through and I’ve not once asked Andy to come home early. A few times he has beaten us home and that never happens. We are living these holidays to the full.
I’m always going to be a mum that loves having her children home, never counting the days to the holidays are over and now with Andy off for two weeks, we have our holiday to look forward to as well.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.