Blog Divorce

Someone needs a holiday ….

June 24, 2014

Thank goodness, we are entering calmer waters. The exams are over, my stomach seems to have stopped burbling, and the summer unfolds. But, naturally, it’s complicated. As well as four adults who seldom agree on anything, we now have two trainee grown-ups in our midst who have Made Their Own Travel Plans. So, no sooner is anything pencilled in the diary, than it is angrily crossed out by one or other of us.

So far two major trips have been nixed by all this business and, while I do not begrudge anyone their trip to a muddy field, sorry, fabulous festival, I do remember how much easier it was to plan a holiday before you had to consult half the population.

I’ve toyed for years with the idea of getting one of those world domination-style wall charts so I can plot troop movements to my heart’s content. But I’ve never got round to ordering one. That probably gives you some idea of my organisational strengths.

My conclusions range from thinking, it would be much easier if no one went on holiday, ever, to musing that things will be simpler when one or two young adults leave the nest. But no, that’s the last thing I want. Even if it gives me a holiday from planning holidays.

Meanwhile, Child One has just left for a few days at Eurodisney with friends. Sigh. Give my love to Micky, darling.



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  • ADDY June 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Tell me about it. Even with only one child (ahem, fully-fledged grown-up) life is complicated enough. It often feels like we are spinning through revolving doors when she is temporarily home. She has a busier diary than Dave Cameron and it is hard to keep up, let alone dovetail my plans in with hers!

  • janerowena June 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Me too! I’m relieved it’s not just us. I have given up trying to organise a holiday, and several days out have gone by the wayside as well. Once Uni starts it’s far worse, be warned, because unless their lease runs out they all just stay in the city for as long as they have friends around, and then decide to go on holiday with them during the time you had all booked away together as a family… You miss them, don’t want them to feel left out, and get infuriated by their lack of consideration for you at the same time.