Summer Holidays Part 2…

The boys go back to school tomorrow.
I’m sort of bouncing between wondering where the weeks have gone and being deliriously happy that things will get back to normal.

(Zack doesn’t stop talking. EVER. No idea where he got that from *cough*)

So here’s a wee collection of photos from the last half of our holidays, which haven’t been as sunny and warm, but still generally filled with chilled and contented days with my boys (and the pets… can’t forget the pets!).

Kenzi knows its bath time... She won't come anywhere near me! >_< #dogstagram #yorkie #dogsofinstagram

My sleepy boy earlier... He's actually been walking around the house TOPLESS! This is huge! He won't normally even entertain a short sleeves top! #specialneeds #autismsensory

There's a dog in my laundry... wee sausage!

Sparta the Evil One. #catstagram #cat #cataofinstagram #popular #evilkitty #kitty

Finished for now... Attempted the #eyelashes #graphite #drawing #drawingeyes

Brothers holding hands... #brothers #autism #love #neverthoughtitwouldhappen #proud



Feeling popular! ;) #catstagram #dogstagram

My boys are back!! <3

Perth train station... #photomeditations



There are less photos of the boys as they were away for a whole week to their dad’s!

I was SO looking forward to some peace. I love my boys but did I mention that Zack will not stop talking???

So off they went on the Saturday.

By the Tuesday I was pining.

I even ended up polishing the living room at 3am one night just because I didn’t know what to do with myself.

Who does that?? Me, apparently. Gah!

So by the next Saturday I was desperate to hold my little guys in my arms again.

By Saturday evening I’ll admit I wondered why I missed them so much.

(the talking, guys. the constant, never ending attention seeking. GAHH!)

I forget when they’re away just how NOISY they are, you see.

And now it’s time for the new school year to start.


Zack is excited to be going into primary 4, and Max, well, he knows something’s going on.

He’s watched me labeling school clothes all morning, and he recognises the jumper, so I think he’s twigged.

Back to normality as of tomorrow!

Or, well… maybe by next week. We all know that the first week back at school isn’t easy, and that’s especially true for my wee Max.

You know what’s amazing though?

In the entire six weeks and four days of this holiday… I can count on one hand the amount of times Max has woken in the night.

ONE HAND, people!

In comparison to the start of the year?

That’s huge. It’s amazing.

We’ve genuinely rested over these few weeks.

Relaxed and enjoyed each other’s company.

Gone to the park and into town and to lunch (I can take Max with us to go somewhere to eat!!).

We’ve had pj days and movie days and gaming days too.

The boys got away for a while which was perfectly timed so they didn’t start getting bored at home.

And that’s it!

That’s our holidays over for another year.

Not gonna lie, I’ll miss the easy-lazy mornings and being able to stay up later than usual (night owl by nature), but I think it’s time now.

Time for things to get back into some semblance of a routine.

And time for things to start moving forward again, for all of us, but particularly for Max.

So wish us luck for tomorrow morning!

I hope your holidays have been as enjoyable as ours.

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  1. August 12, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    Eek I have found you again and added you to my new reader – Gosh I miss Goggle! I am glad you have had a good summer.

    • Marylin
      August 12, 2013 / 3:51 pm

      Ahhh, just done the same! Really don’t get why google had to mess around and retire it’s reader! >_

  2. August 12, 2013 / 4:13 pm

    Sounds like a really wonderful holiday, I’m thrilled things are going well for you all :)Beautiful photos too!

    • Marylin
      August 12, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you sweety! They’re all just from my iPhone… I’ve been getting snap-happy with the apps available. 😉 I think it’s just really hitting home now that Max is actually starting real honest to god SCHOOL tomorrow!! x

  3. August 13, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    My son isn’t back to school until the 20th August up here in highland region of scotland. And I am looking forward to it! It’s exhausting having to entertain a 9 year old for so many weeks and not to mention the ferrying around to different places to look after him when I’m at work. It’s a mission to plan and organise it all around my shifts as a nurse. 24 hour type of shifts. Mornings. Late shifts. On calls. All day shifts. Night shifts… It’s a battle.
    Give me back normality! Please!

    I’m on two weeks holiday abroad with him and my dad just now which is half lovely and half fighting lol. Be it me and my son or me and my dad or my dad and my son etc. part and parcel of close confines! We are home in 4 days and then he’s at his dads for two. Unfortunately the second day I have to work but still. I shall cherish the peace! After two weeks of constant on the go thinking. Answering questions etc. it’s exhausting. And wearing me out. Chronic fatigue is a bitch!

    Love that photo of your kids walking all g he street so cutely!! And the eye one is marvellous!! Really made me stare at it for longer than I should have here.

    So here’s to the end of the school hold! *clink* (imaginary glass as Daniels left my bottle of coke in the sun and its now like liquid fire. I should know. I drunk some and found out).

    • Marylin
      August 13, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      Zack’s level of noise was getting to me (and Max!) by the last week, but other than that it was pretty good! I can’t imagine how hard it must be to arrange care around shift work like yours – you’re a superstar!!*clinks back with a can of coke* (it’s cold here again now… gah!) xx

  4. August 16, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    oh wow, it sounds like Max has come on leaps and bounds in this last 12 months. that’s brilliant news. Your summer sounds wonderful 🙂

    • Marylin
      August 16, 2013 / 1:49 pm

      Really it’s been since February, when he started sleeping through! 😀 x

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