Summer is approaching and all of us as parents are getting ready to bear the constant intensity that will come with the kids being at home. We all love our kids. We want them to be healthy and happy and we want to live a good life in addition to that. My tricks for surviving holidays with kids at home are a comfortable sportswear item, a good book, and a great glass of wine.
The complexity of emotions we all feel when a school break is impending and our kids are going to be home with us can make some of us feel guilty and some of us feel like we’re not doing enough to entertain them. Here’s the real truth about being a mum at home with your kids during summer break: You have done enough as their mother by keeping them alive and providing love so don’t feel guilty that you are not being a great parent. You don’t need to haul them from activity to activity all summer long.
Here are a few things you can do to take a load off of yourself during the summer vacation:
Plan a special lunch out at a restaurant and meet a mum friend there. Choose a kid-friendly location and chat with her while your kids enjoy the company of friends as well. Plus, you don’t have to cook, which is a win!
Plan a play date swap with a mum friend. One afternoon, have her kids over to play with yours. Yes, it means you’ll need to endure OPC for an afternoon but the next week, she’ll have your kids over to play with hers and that way, you’ll both have an afternoon to yourselves.
Plan a fun, quick trip away somewhere close to your home. Get the kids excited by making a countdown to the holiday and make the trip somewhere fun for the family. It’s nice to get away from the grind of everyday life and a little trip is the perfect way to do it!
Tell me – what are YOUR go-to tricks for surviving school holidays with your kids at home?