There are just so many things that need doing in any one month. From the end of Christmas and the New Year festivities, there are school holidays to think about – is there enough parental cover in place for the non school days, are there any school trips to be catered for. Is anyone due to go on scout / guide camps etc etc. The list does seem rather overwhelming at times.
Then the present and gift buying operation takes on a life of its own too. Usually planted firmly in the Mum/Wife section of the domestic task allocation. To be sorted out and arranged as if by magic inbetween sourcing school/scout/guide uniforms and equipment lists and endless healthy and nutritious meals. This can be sorted in a jiffy and never be a serious chore ever again if you browse the sites of dedicated shopping reviewers and gift suppliers. Ideas aplenty and all in one place. Brilliant!