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Julia Sims: Holiday confessions

Posted January 4

Julia Sims with son Will

They say everything in moderation, right?

Well, we managed to throw that right out the window. In a big way.

For the most part, we are pretty even keeled. Will goes to bed early. We try to eat well-balanced meals. Screen time is monitored and restricted. If you ask my son, he'd probably tell you we're downright boring.

During Will's two week break from school, we all went a little haywire! Bedtime? There was no timetable! We watched movies and stayed up later than I thought a seven-year-old boy was capable. 

Meals? I think my husband and I only cooked one or two nights the entire time! Mike and Will must have tried every fast food place in a mile radius of our house. We also learned you can get just about anything delivered right to your door!

Screen time? On one of those rainy days, I let Will play on his Wii for three hours straight. Three hours! What was I doing you might ask? Sitting on the couch, watching soap operas. He was in heaven and so was I.

But, all good things must come to an end. It's back to harsh reality for little guy... and for us. Honestly, I think we are all more than ready to get back on track ... and back to being boring.

Julia is a reporter for WRAL-TV and the mother of a grade schooler. She writes monthly for Go Ask Mom.

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  • Braska Williams Jan 4, 2016
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    Hi, Julia
    It's okay. I have two teenage daughers, 13 & 15, who are A students in school. We have set bedtimes for them, 9:30 & 10. During our Christmas break, we were up as a family all night watching Hallmark movies and all kinds of TV shows that we had recorded weeks ago. We also ate all kinds of junk. You know, we enjoy that, and it's nice to break the routine of life and do all the stuff that you know that you shouldn't. So, you're not a bad mom. Your son will remember it.