Wednesday, 12 August 2009

It's oh so quiet....and I don't like it.

My two gorgeous, noisy, messy, exasperating, loveable, funny girls have been away on holiday with their dad for one week so far. That's seven days of a tidy house, cooking my favourite meals, playing my choice of music, and being able to use the telephone without having to prise it out of the Teenager-in-waiting's hands.

That's also seven nights of peaceful evenings, watching my choice of TV programmes, and not having to ask them 101 times to tidy their rooms/pick the wet towel off the floor/clear their plates away/ etc.

But oh, I MISS THEM SO MUCH!

They don't get back until next week, 18th August. That's another 6 days without them. Not that I'm counting you understand but it's the longest we've been apart. They went away for five days last year and that was fine. That was manageable.

They call everyday to speak to me, but it's just not the same without them.

Roll on next Tuesday. I can't wait to see them both.

14 comments:

Kathryn said...

Oh poor you - I really do understand - nothing I can say will make it any better but I know how you feel - think of it like childbirth - it will pass (bizarre I know but that's what I have to think of to get through difficult days)

see you there! said...

Alone time can be wonderful but two weeks might be too much of a good thing.

Just think how much you'll enjoy them when they return.

Darla

Audi said...

What, you aren't hitting the town and staying out all night while they're gone? What are you thinking??

Helena Halme said...

Mine are about to leave for good. I've had a few (18 and 22) years to prepare but it still seems too soon. Although, some grown up children do come back, not sure I want that either.

The wife of bold said...

I often dream about doing a "Shirley Valentine" and just sodding off for a week but i know after two days i'd be aching to get back to my girls. Not long now and you'll be so well rested that the squabbaling, moaning, mess and Tv take over won't even bother you :)

DolceDreams said...

Oh I can only imagine...we complain when about them but the second you finally gat some respite all you do is spend your time thinking about them and wondering if they are okay...I can only imagine what it will be like when mine grow up and fly the coop :(
I'm sure time will pass quickly for you! I hope...
Nathalie

Rebel Mother said...

Lovely photo.

It is sad when they are away but personally I cant wait for mine to visit their nan for a couple of days. I'm shattered! But I daresay after a week I'll miss mine too.

Enjoy the peace if you can, while it lasts - you'll soon be pulling your hair out!

RMxx

La Belette Rouge said...

Even though I don't have kids of my own I do think I can imagine what it is like to miss them. Heck, I miss mine and I don't even have them. (Yes, I am aware that sounds crazy). I hope you are able to enjoy your time alone.Hugs to lovely you.xoxo

notSupermum said...

Kathryn, I'm managing to fill my time but it's so strange without them. I don't know what I did with my time when I was single!

Darla, two weeks is definitely too much time without them. I can't wait to have my noisy, messy girls again.

Tessa, I've been to visit a couple of friends, but most people are on holiday. I have a wedding to go to tomorrow, and I've busy with Tess but still....

Audi, I didn't even do that when I was young, free and single!

Helena, thanks for visiting. Oh, that'll be tricky - both going at the same time? Have you decided how to spend your time?

WoB, I know - mad isn't it? It's so quiet I keep thinking I've gone deaf.

Dolce Dreams, thank you for visiting. Exactly, I don't mind a break every so often, but two weeks is a long time.

Rebel Mum, I can guarantee there'll be someone shouting (probably me) within 10 minutes of their return home!

La belette, that doesn't sound crazy at all. That comment shows you to be the wonderful, generous person I thought you were. Thank you so much.

Imogen Lamport said...

At least you have Tess to cuddle up to for some company!

notSupermum said...

Imogen, that's true. But I think even Tess will prefer it when the girls get back, it's soooo quiet.

Karen said...

Oh Supermum. My kids have been away for THREE weeks now and I have managed to keep myself busy. I miss the little one, but not the two older punks. (JK!) Mine come home on the 19th, just after your girls. I am eating fresh french bread and fatty cheeses, chocolate cake with icing, and drinking champagne daily. It is wonderful. I am dancing naked and reading image consulting books galore! Try to enjoy your last days of peace, do something comical to make yourself laugh! Enjoy! K

notSupermum said...

Karen, I have such a lovely image of you dancing around eating cake and drinking champagne! Truth is, I've been very busy too, and have managed to do a lot of things that would be difficult if the girls were here. I have things arranged for today and tomorrow, then it'll be a case of preparing for the noise again!

family affairs said...

I so know how you feel - you're brave staying at home....I always have to keep busy.....not long now and that's great they are calling every day - I usually can't get hold of mine Lx