1. Lovely post. It’s SO hard to just let yourself get caught up in the moment. I have trouble relaxing too and am very guilty of thinking ahead and worrying when I don’t even need to! Z sounds v much like Lucas right now. Like he’s slightly turbo charged and just wants to do things all the time. I can’t believe how fast the holidays are going though. I’m not ready!

    • They do seem to have done so fast don’t they. I’m excited for him when he goes back as he’s so looking forward to it but I will miss him so much! It’s so hard to switch off though, maybe the answer is to go camping more 🙂

  2. I read that article to and have thoroughly embraced it. I leave my phone at home if we’re out and about around the village and put it to charge upstairs while I’m making dinner. I’ve also stopped planning as much for the boys so they have to entertain themselves for short periods of time … something they weren’t used to at the beginning of the holidays but now play quite happily (with only moderate violence … they’re still not all that keen on each other).

    • It’s great isn’t it Rachel, trouble is it does feel like a bit of a Catch 22 as a blogger. The less I do on my phone the less I want to but then I feel guilty that I’m not keeping up with my blog social media. The last few days I’ve not looked at it at all in the morning and it’s been so nice and I don’t miss as much as I thought I would!

  3. Oh I so get this, Joe has driven me mad today but actually he is not doing anything wrong really just going a bit stir crazy from the lack of structure and the rain. When we went away in June to a lodge I completely shut off and it was bliss, I wish I could do that more at home x

    • It’s so hard though isn’t it, especially as a blogger when so much of it is through your phone. I’ve been good now at leaving mine in the morning and late and night and that’s a good compromise for me. Haha, why do boys just have so much energy?! They are nonstop xx

  4. I really need to read that article as I too would be sat nodding along. I seem to be constantly staring at my phone lately, and I really need to embrace this and switch off more. My 2 are quite good at entertaining themselves, though I feel guilty if I have nothing planned in for them. My hubby is always saying just enjoy the peace and enjoy doing nothing at home. Hard though isn’t it. Great post Hayley x

    • I’ve been quite good at leaving my phone alone the last week or so and it feels great! I don’t really miss it and I don’t actually miss that much on it, I thought there would be loads to catch up on but it’s not been too bad. It’s so hard to get the balance right though, especially when you’re a blogger, I think we are so used to trying to do it all! xx

  5. I always say to my husband we have created monsters because we do so much all the time that now when we try to have lazy days of doing nothing they simply cant cope – they struggle to entertain themselves – I am not sure how to fix this but it is something that we need to look at, especially now baby 3 is on the way and we will no doubt need some lazy days!!

    Glad you are enjoying the summer though lovely x

    • Lazy days with newborns just aren’t quite the same when you have older children are they? I know what you mean, I always think it will be nice to have a quiet day in and then to boys drive us up the wall – doesn’t happen all the time though, sometimes they’re fine, I’ve no idea what the secret it 🙂 They always keep us guessing cc

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