So all the children are now back at school after the long hot summer and parents, although missing their little darlings, are probably feeling a little less stressed.
The school run routine is now well and truly back in force and the daily challenge to get my two daughters washed, dressed and fed in time for school has returned.
But being back at school has brought one big problem that I didn’t experience during the summer holidays.
You see, when there was no school to get up for, my daughters would still rise from their slumber at the crack of dawn which meant I’d be watching brightly-coloured children’s television at 6am.
Now they have school to get up for again each weekday, they suddenly want a lie-in. This is so unfair. Why wasn’t this the case during those long six weeks?
But it’s OK, I’ve found opening the curtains to allow sunlight to flood into the room does the trick. But for when the mornings start to get darker, suggestions gratefully received.