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19/05/2013 at 22:49

I was, and am, hardly desolate when my children do their own thing.  And please, do not try to condescend to me about our 'exhausting' wave jumping times in France, it was a wonderful times and of course we didn't do it for the entirety of our stay, we also visited castles, walked on beaches, built sand/mud castles, played who can throw the  stone highest/further, swam, cuddled, played, watched telly, read stuff....

Relaxing by the pool is for when the weans have moved on, everything before it passes too soon and is lost when wasted.  Kids are exhausting, that's the choice we make.

19/05/2013 at 22:53

I think that we can agree that no two families like the same holidays and some love being together the whole of the holiday, and ohers love to use the opportunity to get away from each other.

Thank ghod we are all different.  Life would be very boring otherwise.

20/05/2013 at 07:58

It didn't sound condescending to me, a fortnight of wave jumping did sound tiring!

Relaxing by the pool once they've grown up might be for you but do you get any babysitting when not on holiday?  That was our only chance!

A holiday should be something for everyone, not just the kids!

Edited: 20/05/2013 at 08:05
20/05/2013 at 10:16

No, I don't get baby sitting, I'm a single mum with four kids and no family.

20/05/2013 at 11:11

CD - I hope that when i'm a mum; I can be like you and my kids would want to do that. My niece and nephew are absolutely fantastic but given the opportunity of playing with other kids or going wave jumping with their parents; they'd much prefer to play with other kids.

 

20/05/2013 at 16:55

Competitive parenting that's once race I'm glad not to have entered.

From the news today they had left their 5 years old under the 15 years olds watch whilst they went to get drinks for them all.

A very sad accident.

20/05/2013 at 17:51

Another story says she was left with another little girl.  Very sad whatever happened.

K80
20/05/2013 at 18:51

Having been to Sharm on 15+ occasions I can categorically state that the pool staff are there to allocate sunbeds and tidy the pool area. No disrespect meant but they are not lifeguards.

Edited: 20/05/2013 at 18:53
20/05/2013 at 19:19

Were they hotel staff or was it a waterpark?  Most waterparks would have lifeguards whereas hotels don't as above.

K80
20/05/2013 at 19:33

My understanding is that it's a water park within a hotel. Therefore "usual" pool boy responsibilities apply. Nevertheless as a parent i never expected anyone else to look out for my child in a pool abroad -  except me.

21/05/2013 at 21:36
Crazy Diamond wrote (see)

No, I don't get baby sitting, I'm a single mum with four kids and no family.

We used to find our friends would babysit.

21/05/2013 at 21:48

Not an option for me tbh, Miffi.  I had four in five years and lived in the middle of nowhere at the time, so to see friends/use them as babysitting required and hour's round trip minimum.  Besides, after I left my husband the 'friends' thinned out somewhat   I didn't ever mind anyway really, I think I went out three times in about 6 years and two of those were work leaving do's!  I always found stuff to occupy myself and as the kids got older and started staying up later, I had plenty of company - sometimes a bit too much!

21/05/2013 at 21:49

Not an option for us either.  Little C asked about a month ago what a babysitter was!

kittenkat    pirate
21/05/2013 at 21:54
booktrunk wrote (see)

I think that we can agree that no two families like the same holidays and some love being together the whole of the holiday, and ohers love to use the opportunity to get away from each other.

Thank ghod we are all different.  Life would be very boring otherwise.

Will I believe in Ghod, because I don't quite get God? Once we extend it to Ghodness, I think I'll be fully onboard

21/05/2013 at 21:56

Ghod sounds good

21/05/2013 at 21:58

You can shove your feckin job up your feckin arse, you sanctimonious, patronising bitch. 

If only... 

21/05/2013 at 22:10

miss my late dog and horse.....would buy back my horse tomorrow if I knew where he was (or if he is still alive).

21/05/2013 at 23:05

 

why the **** would anyone think Frankie and Benny's was a good venue for a kids football team presentation  - if i want to eat crap i'll go to McDonalds at least that would be cheap.

you cant take every Wednesday morning off for a bike ride and still claim loads of extra holidays as flexitime when you dont get in til 9 and leave at 4 - working at home my arse.

 

22/05/2013 at 12:08

Dear woman at the gym,

Thanks for the not one, but two smiles yesterday. Really did make my evening once again.

And also for so ably demonstrating the tensile capabilities of lycra. Although I did have to concentrate on my reps and I kind of lost count. So if you could do what you do between what I have to do, so we're kind of synchronised, that would be very much appreciated.

22/05/2013 at 20:12

Woolwich WHAT THE FUCK! 

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