... You need an explosion to get everyone out of bed.
... Your six year old reverts to baby mode and needs help getting dressed.
... Your nearly eight year old suddenly wimps out on you and announces she needs a day off school
... and your ten year old loses her shoe (just one) five minutes before it's time to leave for school, at the same time as the six year old demands you find clips to put in her hair (what has happened to the ones you were wearing yesterday? You might well ask, but you'd be asking in vain...)
... you realise when you DO get to school you are nearly last in the playground for the second day running (and only the second time all year).
Roll on the holidays....