Caitlin and Ieuan break up from school on Wednesday and, as usual, I have managed to leave it to the last minute to compile a list of things for us to do – not that there aren’t oodles of ideas from my fellow bloggers to keep us busy all year long!
|How hard can keeping them occupied be?|
I asked Ieuan this morning what he fancied doing (Caitlin just wants to play with Shopkins) and he gave me his best 7 year old shrug and said something which sounded suspiciously like ‘iPad’.
Anyway, I have started the list with the proviso that, since the Husband and I have not become millionaires since last summer, the kids will actually have to use some brain power and do that radical 1970’s thing of entertaining themselves from time to time.
This means they may even experience that character building thing called boredom but it didn’t kill us, did it?And I still maintain that having to make your own fun is the best way to stimulate creativity in any age group.
|Superheroes are now so last year|
Practically speaking, no parent has the time, energy or money to take the kids out every single day so it’s going to be a compromise between the odd day trip here and there, our week sojourn to Devon and passing the time at home without killing one another.
I love the summer holidays, don’t you?!
|Have kagool, will travel|
Here’s where I’ve got to so far on the list and if you can think of anything an eight and a seven year old might enjoy, please tell me in the comments below.
So, there’s quite a few things on my list already this year and I’m hoping we tick off quite a few of these. I’ll buy the kids a scrapbook each so that they can record their adventures and they can make a memory box to keep any special souveniers they collect along the way.
Do you know, I’m actually quite looking forward to it.
What’s on your family summer holiday bucket list?
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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