To be honest I don’t get to build my Mum Glow cup up very much during the holidays. It’s a bit difficult to get 5 minutes to do what I want to do without getting interrupted, and if I try it often turns into something else as the kids get involved.
So … for me, I don’t try and fill my Mum Glow cup up in the school holidays. I don’t. I let that part of my life go, and I suck it up and just be the Mum, without needing to fill up my own sense of self. Sometimes that is just what needs to happen, and as long as I can see the end of the holidays steaming towards me, I’m ok with that.
There is nothing good about being resentful to your kids that you haven’t managed to get any “ME” time – it’s sort of against the whole thing that I’m about.
Instead, I look for the ‘Fleeting Moments of Happiness’, I look for the funny things that my kids do, I appreciate that I have this time to just stay home without any deadlines, or timetables to stick to. I am grateful that my kids get this time to download, and chill out, and I leave myself out of it.
In 10 days – I will fill my Mum Glow cup, but right now I’m just Mum and I’m good with that.