Round up of really useful information for your holibobs
Although you wouldn’t know it to look out the window, we are officially in Summer Holidays territory. For many of us, life still goes on as normal, Reuben will continue to go to the childminder a few days a week and I will continue to work on said days. But for some, life as they know it will change dramatically as they will have 1, 2, or even 5 (or more? 5 was the most kids a reader had from my recent survey) to entertain for SIX WHOLE WEEKS!
I’ve seen, for some of my fellow bloggers, that planning for the summer holidays has been a major operation. If this is you and you’re looking into a terrifying future of mess and mayhem, check out Jen from Mum and The Mad House’s post on 150 Summer Holiday activities. This will help you get organised and come up with loads of things to do, whilst simultaneously keeping your sanity! The “Bored Jar” is simply enlightening.
Because we don’t have Gabby full time, it’s likely she will continue to spend her weeks with her Mum and weekends with us. However, for one of the weeks she will be doing a course at Dance City where she’ll be doing everything from street dance to DJing, which I think is a bargain when you think how much childcare costs (£85 for the week for all classes 9-5)! I wish I was a kid again!! But, there may be the odd day when we do have her and those words trip out of her mouth…”I’m Bored”! So, it does me no harm to get a little prepared.
For many of us with littler ones, the summer holidays might just mean that…a holiday! So, I thought it might be helpful to do a round up of all my holiday-related articles, that might come in handy!
Summer Holidays Round Up
This is for a holiday we took to Gran Canaria when R was 9 months, so it was hot…however, I’ve used this list since for holidays in the UK and hotter holidays when he was older (18 months and I’ll use it again when he’s 2!)
When we were kids we would travel from Oxford to the South of France, and all I had for company was a walkman and Simply Red’s Stars album…these kids don’t know they’re born!
Aimed at babies (but you could use it for toddlers too, just don’t do as many submersions, follow their lead!) this is all swimming advice from the experts at Nemo Swimming.
The first two have a certain “Easter” theme but they are all activities that can be tailored and to be fair, toddlers don’t care as long as they are entertained!