You know when you’re going away self catering with the family it’s going to be a stressful week so us mummy’s have to be prepared, most things are left up to us anyway, eh? Well in our house it is!
Once you’ve got the packing out of the way then you have to remember some of the REAL holiday essentials for mums.
THE ESSENTIAL BOTTLE OF PROSECCO
First up is prosecco, you cannot get through a week of self catering chaos in a caravan with two kids and a pain in the ass husband (sorry!) without alcohol, no matter how hard you try
THE SECOND ESSENTIAL BOTTLE OF PROSECCO
We’re away for a whole week, one bottle is not enough! And maybe a small bottle of gin, actually it would be much more cost effective to just buy the bigger bottle. You can always take it home with you, IF there’s any left!
A MONTH’S WORTH OF CLEANING SUPPLIES
Yes you might only be going for a week but you know the kids are going to destroy the place so you need all the cleaning supplies you can fit in the car. See this is why you needed the gin (and the prosecco)
You know you’ll go through a pack of these baby’s a day, not on cleaning dirty bums but on cleaning everything else, including taking your make up off as in the chaos of packing for everyone else you forgot your new posh cleanser.
COMFY MUM SHOES
Not shoes you’ll actually wear out because we are just too glam for that and will put up with the pain for a little while just because you want to wear your new holiday clothes, but you know as soon as you get back to your accommodation you’ll be getting your comfy’s on!
You will most definitely need the lifeline that is your phone, you’ll need to be able to Tweet or Facebook to tell the world how amazing your holiday is, how fantastically your kids are behaving and getting on when in fact you are ready to pull your hair out because they’ve been moaning & arguing.
Plus you’ll also need to ignore the hubby when he’s watching THE game of footy he just can’t miss. In fact I’m writing this whilst the hubby is sat opposite watching the footy, and losing! Hence I’ll need the phone again to ignore the moaning about losing.
Have I covered the essentials or is there something else you just have to add?