man oh man. Got back Saturday evening from a seriously great holiday. Well, as seriously great as a holiday with a toddler and a 10 week old baby can be. I was really unsure how this holiday would go, to be honest. We were going away with 3 other couples and their kids. Us girls have known each other for over 2 years now as we met in our antenatal NCT class with number 1 kid. We meet up pretty much every week which means I see these girls more than my “old friends”. We girlies know each other pretty well by now as you can imagine. The guys less so although we’ve been on a few nights out and dinners together. Plus you never know if you will get on with someone when you spend a whole week living with.
I can safely say that it was a huge success. Everyone got on, kids played together, copied each other in good and bad, parents relaxed in the evenings, the weather was amazing, the chateau was beyond perfect and generally a good time was had by all.
Here are my highlights:
Seeing my boy learn to swim on his own with just armbands
Seeing my little girl laughing so much
watching my two kids lie beside each other on the bed serenely
a girlie lunch out….so much laughter, so many stories, so much champagne drunk!
how beautiful our chateau was
my rock star son
and finally some great, great friends
Apparently we got through 64 bottles of wine, 3 bottles of champagne (it was our anniversary), a case of beer and a 1/2 a bottle of gin. I am impressed.
I highly recommend a group holiday if you have people to go with who understand what it is like to have screaming kids, that you have to get up sometimes at 6am with a hangover, that is it ok if you dry yourself with a towel with someone else’s kids’ poop on it *yes that happened….
Vive la vacance francaise!