school holidays…

“Please try and get along.”

Responses *all at once*:
Miss 11: We are!
Master 10: This isn’t fighting.
Master 8: Oh.
Master 7: Heeeeyyyyaaaah!!
Master 6: *dramatically throws himself on the ground howling*

“Put your clothes away.”

Responses *all at once*:
Miss 11: but I folded them!
Master 10: OH kay!
Master 8: huh?
Master 7: I’m not allowed to!
Master 6: somebody help me!!!

“Put a jumper on.”

Responses *all at once*:
Miss 11: Whhhhhyyyyyy? Mine are all dirty…
Master 10: I’m not cold.
Master 8: what?
Master 7: I can’t find one!
Master 6: I already DID!

“Off to bed.”

Responses *all at once*:
Miss 11: It’s too early!
Master 10: I’m not tired!
Master 8: But!!
Master 7: Okay – then I’m first for the toilet!
Master 6: I’m FIRST!!  *tears down hallway to beat his brother*

“Calm down.”

Responses *YOU guessed it! All at once!*:
Miss 11: We did.
Master 10: This IS calm.
Master 8: Ummm…
Master 7: NOOO!


Yes, I know it’s definitely school holidays again!  What do you know this week?
Oh and stop by Miss Cinders blog to link up and see what she knows. ;)

And yes, I’m blog flogging with Grace and #FYBF again too!


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Lisa@RandomActsOfZen (9 years ago)

As hectic as it can be, I still LOVE school holidays Carmen! But, I only have to deal with one answering back :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    One… I remember one! He’s 18 and not at home anymore but he’s more challenging these days. :) x

Jacana (9 years ago)

My favourite time of the year – guess that is because I am a teacher! May the force be with you these holidays
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It’s ok, really… just a massive thud back to reality. Again. Actually we enjoy having them home, really we do. :) xx

Renee at Mummy, Wife, Me (9 years ago)

OMG! How do you survive with all of those kids :) My kids aren’t yet at school age, so it’s like this in my house all the time! :)

    CJ (9 years ago)

    Survive Renee? Oh, not sure on that one – think it involves LOTS of pillows over the ears some days! Good luck with yours. :D xx

Zanni (9 years ago)

Oh no! Does sound a little like mayhem! But I’m sure you will all have fun :)
What I know this week is that the common flu is evil, and has ruined my week. X

    CJ (9 years ago)

    Lucky we love them all. It’s much quieter than the last few years’ holidays I must say!
    :) xx

Lydia C. Lee (9 years ago)

I love them – whinging at home is better than mad organisation after school. And homework.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    True Lydia! Not complaining about it. Just observations. ;) xxx

Me (9 years ago)

LOL and I said “Thank goodness for peace and quiet ” !!!
Have the best school holidays ever !
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Peace and quiet is distinctly lacking around our house at most times! ;) Here’s to an awesome weekend! xxx

Emily @ Have a laugh on me (9 years ago)

Oh what a busy time it must be for you – they are all so close in age – BLESS! The noise levels must have elevated for sure. I love school holidays, I don’t have to drag two toddlers to school drop off and pick up twice a day :) Happy hols CJ x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    At least this is only the youngest ones this time! They are the ones who get along best. :)
    I love the interaction, the laughter, creativeness and time to relax and have fun as a family again! Blessed are we!

Alicia (9 years ago)

Never a dull moment for you. Bring on back to school?
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Never around here hon, at least I can never claim to be bored! Or lonely. :) xxx

Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit (9 years ago)

Hahaha! You really have that many kids? I only have two and it’s enough to make my head cave. Our holidays don’t start for another full week yet. Then it will be my turn (only halved).
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    We are missing 3 more Leanne! The eldest 3! It’s crazy but we love having them home, really!! Keeping track of them when they aren’t home is much worse! ;) xxx

Grace (9 years ago)

Bahaha! Excellent! But are your responses all individual and age specific too? Or is it a one collective “Whatever” sigh for all :) Happy school holidays, CJ! :)x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Usually a collective, “I asked, do. Then we shall move on,” ;) No time to waste on multiple answers! :D
    Love to you Grace! xxx

Rhianna (9 years ago)

Bahahaha It is hard to know it is school holidays here all my children seemed to have disappeared!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    They all tend to disappear during the second week… well except Miss 16, so I guess we’ll have her home at a loose end until school goes back!
    Enjoy Rhianna! xxXOoo

Kaz @ Melting Moments (9 years ago)

Argh! I have a lot to look forward to :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    And you’ll love it, really Kaz! You just can’t help but roll your eyes! ;) xxx

Becc (9 years ago)

This week I know that when you send your child to pre-school you are perpetually sick. I look forward to school holidays for the break in the viral cycle!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Hope all is well in your household FAST Becc! Healing vibes by the droves. x

Miss Cinders (9 years ago)

Ahhhh the joys!

Mine will be home in about 5 minutes and the holidays begin… If you don’t hear from me in a week send out a search party… I shall do the same for you, although you’re still going strong, so I think you’re going to make it lol

MC x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    This is your warning hon… just saying!

    Down to probably no children during MOST of next week. I think we will miss them LOTS. ;)

Author Bek Mugridge (@bekmugridge) (9 years ago)

Hahaha so funny :)
I love the school holidays and look forward to them but am definitely tired by the end & I only have the two!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    We tend to balance ours out well Bek, next week is the “relax” week for us! ;) x

Seana - Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel (9 years ago)

It’s the bedtimes that do my head in here in the holidays. But overall, and only very recently, I am loving them. I’ve got four and term is hectic, these days in the holidays the wee ones sometimes leave me to sleep in… until after 7am!! Hooray!!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It’s always hectic around here… we have a minimum of four home during term and holidays… that said, it’s much quieter these days than it was when we had all 8 home! :D x

Sonia Life Love Hiccups (9 years ago)

Oh Carmen – this seriously cracked me up. we are so on the same page and I cant believe how your Master 6 ad Master 8 sound IDENTICAL to my boys. lol xx
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Welcome to our world Sonia. ;) xxx

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