Well, they’re here again….. The school holidays. For those who aren’t parents no doubt you will think.. Oh are they? Those who are.. Will certainly know all about it.
Hopefully the weather will be kind to us all and we can get them outside as much as possible.
My girls have already asked if we can go for a walk at the beach so I’m pleased they want to get out and not belong to the lounge. These holidays generally are expensive ones for us as we have 2 birthdays back to back so whilst the money gets spent on presents/parties/BBQ etc… The rest of the holidays I’m a tightarse.
It’s going to work out fine (for me anyway) as I have a list of rooms to clean out each day as we are about to start proceedings on “the great renovation of 2014” and I need all the help I can get to get rid of the crap in this house. Aren’t you glad you’re not my kids, such an exciting treat for their holidays!
Just by the way if any of you have any hints on how a family survives a major reno I would be very grateful. I’m sure this process is going to give me plenty of writing/whinging material.
Anyway back to the holidays…I have created another board on Pinterest to have a look through and find some cute little ideas to help out with the boredom factor. I especially like the game with the shower cap, shaving foam and cheese twists! There’s also some good ideas for the dreaded road trip, travelling on planes with little ones and also some stuff for the Tweens to do.
Speaking of the Tweens…. I have noticed my girls, well the older two anyway have moved their TV interests somewhat… Which I must say I’m pretty happy about, not that I don’t love Good luck Charlie, Dog with a blog and Sam and Kat but geez something else is very refreshing.
If you have a little lounge lizard and have Foxtel/Austar maybe you’re in luck. Flick it over to the Nat Geo channels. It’s not boring for kids like it used to be. There’s a show called The Science of Stupid – it has the cringe factor of Australia’s funniest home videos with the science of what went wrong and when.
Also, there’s Do or Die, Brain Games and None of the Above. They are all great for kids and they are actually learning something during the viewing process, and you never know the grown ups might learn something as well.
Another thing I have put on the Pinterest board is some recipes that either you or the kids or (even worse, both of you!) can make.
Things that are “sometimes” foods and also more everyday things. If you can bear it let them be in charge of dinner one night. If they’re old enough they can pick it, prepare it, cook it, (within reason obviously) and yep… clean it up too, or at least clear the table and stack the dishwasher. Sometimes it can be a big thing for them to take on a grown up task… And if it gives you a break then why not?
So try and enjoy the holidays…..even just the part of not racing around like an idiot of a morning screaming like a mad woman (surely it’s not just me?)
Til next week stay sane 😉