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3 weeks with Wolfie & Wilder

We just got back from holidays and they already seem like a distant memory. It seems strange to say, but it was the longest continuous stretch of time I’ve ever spent with both kids. 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS! Man, it is hard work looking after your own kids every day.

You want to know the hardest part? Meal times. You’re on holidays, so you’re out of routine. You eat later, they have loads of snacks and treats, and dinner time comes and both boys will only accept mummy doing anything for them, mummy fill my water up, mummy poke that chicken with my fork, mummy wipe my hands, mummy I want to spit this mouthful out on your plate, mummy, mummy, MUMMY!  

And we all know that mummy actually loves her food quite a lot, mummy actually suffers from hanger quite a bit, mummy just wants two minutes of calm to drink her wine and eat her own meal. Ah mummy. That life is a distant memory you can only return to once we’ve grown up and only care what daddy thinks. For now, you must eat cold pasta and drink warm wine, because we love you SO MUCH!

In fairness to the kids, they actually travelled well (despite the two projectile vomits on the way over from Wilder, and the two torrential nosebleeds from Wolfie on the way back) taking multiple timezones, modes of transport, sleeping arrangements and cuisines in their stride. 

And there were moments they melted my heart – finding them holding hands while sleeping through the bars of the cot, jumping in over and over into the pool, telling each other when there was anything delicious available and sharing their treasures. Having two was totally worth the mealtime stress.

We jam packed our first week with an airshow, seaside visit, crabbing, hot tubbing, restaurants, bars, my father-in-laws wedding, and as many family and friends as we could muster.

Seeing the kids with all their British grandparents, cousins, aunties and uncles was so good – to see them having so much fun being with their people was worth the 24 hour flight over, but also reminded us just how far away we are and how much we wished they could grow up a little closer together.

Guess we just need to take more holidays, riiiiight?