If anyone is brave enough to take the kids, here's how we would spend the day ourselves
Alarm clocks are totally redundant if you have young children who have no idea it’s the weekend. While we might occasionally take it in turns with our partner to have a lie in, when you can hear screaming, the Peppa Pig theme tune and toy cars crashing into each other it’s not as relaxing as you might wish. To sleep in when the house is silent, now that’s luxury.
Every parent knows that trying to have a turn with the remote control is completely pointless. Even if you did get to sneak on a few minutes of your show, there would be so much noise going on that you’d struggle to hear it. We’d love for just one day to lay back on the couch in our PJs and flick to our hearts content.
All mums have a place they can hide to nibble away on their favourite treats but it would be nice to be able to devour a bar of Dairy Milk on the sofa with our feet up and a steaming cup of tea in front of us instead of outside the back door or behind the fridge door.
Oh, is it that time already? I can’t believe that I’ve watched three straight hours of ‘Game of Thrones’! The thing is it doesn’t matter! I’ve got nowhere to be, no-one to put to bed, no-one to feed and no nappies that need changing. May as well watch another three then!
Meander down the road for a morning coffee and cake, have a long lazy lunch and then go out in the evening for a delicious dinner. Note: you don’t need to check if any of these places have highchairs, crayons or room for a buggy.
However much you need some time to yourself, the minute they’re out the door you miss them like crazy. The house is too quiet and too tidy, there’s no chattering or giggling and no one tugging at your leg or asking for a hug. Whatever you spend your day doing you’ll feel an emptiness that will only disappear once they’re back home where they belong.