There are many different types of mums during the school holidays.
The organised, disorganised, over-organised, tired, working, happy, fun mums! So….which one are you?
Regardless of what kind of mum you hoped you’d be on school holidays, there’s no escaping the kind of school-holidays-mum you’re destined to become.
1. The “epically-organised pre-planned” mum.
This mum has every single day planned and scheduled to the hour. The whole family knows what is expected each day.
She makes lists and ticks them off to ensure she hasn’t forgotten anything.
She also packs everyone’s bags for them – including dad!
2. The “books the day before” mum.
This mum waits until the last minute to book a family holiday. I mean, let’s be honest, she’s been thinking about it for weeks!
It’s not until the holidays hit, though, that she finally gets her engine into gear.
3. The “takes every day at a time” mum.
This mum plays it cool. She goes along with the feel of the group.
Holidays are a no-stress kind of affair.
If one day becomes an all-day movie day, well… so be it. It’s holidays after all!
4. The “I can’t wait for school to go back” mum!
She sure loves her kids, but if she has to hear them arguing one more time or telling her they’re hungry for the one millionth time, she may be sending them back early!
5. The “maybe I should home school them” mum.
We all know this mum. She loves school holidays!
She doesn’t want them to go back to school and finds the non-scheduled days with the kids a lot more relaxing than school drop-offs and homework.
6. The “just go to the cupboard and grab something” mum.
This mum stocks the fridge and pantry and lets the kids rummage for what they want, when they want.
Less cooking for mum, less whining from the kids. Everyone can fend for themselves.
7. The Master Chef mum
She makes all the meals and snacks from scratch. Everything is nutritious and made from whole foods and raw ingredients. She’s the ultimate budgeter.
No need for take away! At home or out and about, this mum has the goods.
8. The “has to work during school holidays” mum.
This mum is juggling work and finding activities for the kids to do each day. It’s exhausting and expensive.
Without fail, though, the holidays are organised and made fun for her kids.
9. The “spends the whole time cooking cleaning, prepping and never actually gets a holiday” mum!
We’ve all seen this mum, been this mum or had her as our own mum!
She is too busy making everything easier and more fun for everyone else, she never gets a chance to relax.
10. The “goes camping every holiday” mum.
She forgets how much work it is, yet goes back every year. It rains every time.
It’s one of the cheapest things to do for a holiday and it’s always worth it.
This mum is absolutely exhausted from her holiday and sick of drying out the tent after the downpour. Rest assured, though, she’s already booked-in for the next school holidays!
Regardless of which kind of mum you planned to be and which one you turned out to be, there is one certainty: you’re the best mum you need to be.