Cuts, bruises, grazes and all other “boo-boos”, this is what enters my mind as a parent when I hear the word “playground”. Sometimes the thought of taking Eban to a playground fills be with dread because he is “that kid” who will come away with a broken [insert bone] – though he has yet to break anything.
It’s hard isn’t it? Seeing your children grow up. They are only tiny for so long and before you know it they’re off being grownups themselves. I know I’m guilty for trying to hold on to Eban’s childhood as much as possible, ignoring the fact that in order for him to be a successful adult I need to loosen the apron strings…slightly.
The countdown has begun. It’s a matter of weeks until the kids break up for the long summer holidays and it’s now you should be thinking about making a plan of action. Now you should start researching days out, days in and how to get your own 10 minutes peace without them hanging on to you. Here are a few ways to prepare for the summer holidays.
“Muuuum I’m bored”, “Are we nearly there yet?!” and all the other constant nagging when it comes to travelling with kids can certainly put you off taking them anyway. Not to mention the rising costs of going away that can soon sour a trip. Why not sweeten the deal with some affordable travel tips that will keep your kids happy without breaking the budget.
Eating together as a family has always been a dream of mine. Sitting at the table, discussing the day and fun banter is something I’ve tried to achieve but life doesn’t work like that. Some days Eban will eat a completely separate meal to us because of work or school. So when I was given the offer to eat as a family at Prezzo recently I couldn’t wait.
“Oh I hope he has your eyes and my nose”, “I want her to have my hair but your dental structure” and “Lets hope she doesn’t get your big feet”. I’m pretty sure most expecting parents have been there. Trying to imagine what their new bundle will look like and who’s features they’ll get. What do you do when they develop or show signs of your worst habits or features though?