How do you get through holidays and festive season working with kids?
Ok so Christmas is looming again and I am starting to feel tired already.
We have our long school holidays over Christmas in South Africa and I find it so hard. Usually my husband doesn't get much leave over Christmas yet my kids are home for anything from 4 to 6 weeks!
Then just to add things to the stress my family usually come over. In one way it makes it a little easier with my parents being here because they can look after my kids quite a lot so I can get some work done.
However they travel about 350 kms to come spend time with me and my family so I can't exactly hide away and let them look after my kids!
In addition they only come for about a week leaving another 3 - 5 weeks to get through.
Last Christmas I worked any chance I got during the day which wasn't much and then I waited until everyone went to bed at night and worked as much as I could. So I worked from about 10pm - 3am every night.
Needless to say I nearly killed myself LOL. I came close to burning out and I had to just stop working for the last week.
How do you manage and do you have any tips or advice? My kids are five years old and nearly three years old!