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    That's cause you're a glutton for punishment Chops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    *sneaks back in-writes down Cates idea-scampers back out*


    Who was the einstein that decided to coincide moving/packing boxes with the school holidays *arg*

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    ooh Anne , not xmas Eve?! But then again,we're scheduled to leave on Saturday so I guess I'm close enough .

    And I did DA *hangs head in shame*
    It seemed such a good idea at the time *sob*
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    Nothing better then moving while the kids are at home - you just tell him it's a race to see who can pack the most boxes in the shortest amount of time - then you sit back with a cuppa and a stop watch! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Nothing better then moving while the kids are at home - you just tell him it's a race to see who can pack the most boxes in the shortest amount of time - then you sit back with a cuppa and a stop watch! LOL!!!
    Is EVERYTHING you own unbreakable, Cate??? PMSL.

    I wouldn't have one darned thing left to unpack...well, not in one piece anyway. lol.

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    Pretty much! I have four kids and I do Family Day Care from home - what was breakable is already broken! Oh not to mention 2 dogs that whirly whirly's in the house and 2 cats that think it's funny to run across everything they shouldn't. Oh plus all the kids friends that come in and run around my house cause they're not allowed in theirs.........Geez it's a wonder I have anything left in this house - breakable or not!!! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    pretty much! I have four kids and i do family day care from home - what was breakable is already broken! Oh not to mention 2 dogs that whirly whirly's in the house and 2 cats that think it's funny to run across everything they shouldn't. Oh plus all the kids friends that come in and run around my house cause they're not allowed in theirs.........geez it's a wonder i have anything left in this house - breakable or not!!! Lol!!!
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    Cate, just wanted to say thanks!

    Spoke with my husband about you last night and the ideas you put on here, and he agreed it was just brilliant.

    Kids have made a list last night of things they'd like to do, and quite point blank I feel a little saner and have the hope that these holidays I will feel less stressed and more under control with things.

    Will let you know how I go if I'm still alive and kicking come February!!! Lol.

    Thanks again.

    PS: The tent come up a biggy with both boys.

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    I'm glad I was able to give you some idea's - a few more:
    # Topsy Turvy day - where you have dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner

    # Dress up day - where the kids go through their cupboards and have to wear everything they own (do it like a parade) that way you also get to check out what's not any good any more or doesn't fit. One rule - the kids have to fold everything and put it away!

    # Doggy Day - where the kids write a list of all the things the dogs want to do and you have to follow it for the day.

    # Happy day - the kids say something nice about someone else on the hour every hour (this also is how I taught my kids the time, you have to yell out what the time is and then yell out something nice about someone, the kids are so busy watching the clock they forget to annoy you!)

    # Kids day - the adults do everything for the kids that day, basically you are their "slaves" for the day!

    # Adults day - above but reversed, pick something easy for dinner and you don't even have to do that

    Hope these help and if you need any more ideas just let me know!

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    Wow, thanks cate.

    great ideas. I can see clearly that you are obviously a brilliant family day carer.

    Will let you know how I go, will post any updates in this thread.

    Cheers.

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