We recently took the kids on a road trip to Noosa, the happiest place on earth. From our house in Sydney, that means approximately a 14-hour drive straight (not including bladder-related interruptions).
Being a little inclined to take on a challenge, we thought this could be fun. We were dying for some warmth and what could be better to provide this than sunny Queensland. We figured that with any Griswald-style blowouts it would take us closer to 16 hours.
I love Christmas, doesn’t everyone? I love the sacredness, the socialising, the weather (even though I do fantasise about a white Christmas) and the simple fact that a year has been achieved and is in-the-bag!
But don’t get me wrong, I do resent the pressure and the forced ‘jolly’ imposed by the commercial drivers of our society and when there are loads of stakeholders in a family’s Christmas, there are all the more people to keep happy and potentially.. disappoint.
The exercise of getting out and about with any number of kids can feel like purgatory and you might think the more kids you have the more gnashing of teeth you’re in for.
Some ask, ‘how do you do it?’
‘What?’ I ask
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Wondering whether your family’s officially plus-size? If you can relate to the below, I think we can safely say you have ‘arrived’.
1. Your tribe hunts as a pack
If there’s a bully in your midst, he’s minced-meat. Your tribe stick together and have a sharp radar for each other’s business. Pick on this kid, and you’ve just challenged the whole wolf-pack.