Warning! Don’t prank your kids!!

So my husband went to work and I was up stairs. Decided to skype my 8yr old daughter’s tablet and ask how she was managing alone in the house. She went on to tell me how amazing it was going to be and how it would be the best day ever however I wouldn’t understand because I’m married…Ooookaaay, delusional child! I was killing myself laughing when I hung up and next thing heard her running round the house singing about being home alone. She ran up the stairs singing, comes into my room, sees me and screams! Funny right?! Nope!! Because I went down stairs to make lunch and I see she has stuck a sign in the window telling everyone she is home alone and put her name to it. Absolute parenting fail! Thankfully it was only 5 minutes and my neighbours are fantastic but we did sit down and discuss how that was irresponsible and went on to talk about how to behave if, in the future, she was home alone. 

The point of this post, much as we know to do this, is to teach kids about being home alone long before you intend to leave them because something like what happened in my house could happen in your house. I have no notion of leaving my daughter at home for a long long time but seems I either shouldn’t have pranked her or should have had the discussion before doing this.

Needless to say that much as I do prank my family alot that this was one of the dumber ideas I have had!! 

First day back to school

So kids have been off for 2 months, mummys head has been put astray and today its over for another year and I feel lost! Anyone else feel the same?! The house is empty and not starting my new job until monday….its just so strange! Spent the past 2 months going ‘Pick that up!!’, ‘Turn off that ipad/ds/whatever else!!’ then this morning I get woken exceptionally early to a little voice saying ‘Mummy can you please tie my tie?’ and suddenly I realised summer is over. There was an autumnal breeze coming in the window, my beautiful girl up and dressed 2 hrs too early for school and I realised it was all over in a blink of an eye and I never noticed the time pass. Only my new boss is off today, I nearly rang her asking if I could come in today for a few hours. 

Decided to go and buy a couple of tops from Tesco so I could at least spend some time not sobbing over the empty house then when I came home and finished tending to the animals I once again realised I was alone. 

The summer in Northern Ireland has been non existant and the few days we did have I was recovering from treatment on my neck so feel awful that we didn’t get to do alot this summer. Normally we go camping, head away to Southern Ireland for my birthday, spend every day possible taking trips around National Trust sites and come this year we didn’t get to do very much in comparison to other summers. 

I get it, I sound like I am being so melencholy but I miss my daughter and have 2 hours til I can go lift her from school and there for I will mope and wine and yap and moan and if you don’t like it then thats fine but I’m quite sure the stay at home mummies out there are having a shock to the system today! If you are feeling the shock be it in a good way or bad way then I just want you to know you aren’t alone on your feelings!!