That’s not to say there hasn’t been a fair bit of arguing and shouting and usual boy, testosterone fuelled, foolishness, but nothing too major or out of the ordinary. I am very aware though that timing is key. And to avoid it all suddenly going pear-shaped I may need to employ some different tactics and add some variety to our days.
Having a Summer Bucket List can certainly help with this. And after reading a friend’s list I decided the best thing to do with my boys, who are a bit older, is to get them to write their own. Not least because that task in itself gets them to think creatively and positively.
No 1. showed sportier ambition with ‘running 5 miles on a Saturday’, ‘climb a tree 3 times bigger than me and get to the top’ and a tendency toward further hospital visits with ‘do a forwards flip on a trampoline and land on my feet’. But a good sense of realism, with the addition of ‘make it to the end of a week without getting injured’. Am feeling positive about them achieving that aim this week...although it is only Wednesday!
Other tips for Summer actitivies can be found here:
Some cheap holiday fun ideas from money saving expert
Mumsnet shares plenty of individual tips from Mums
Visit London’s South Bank and find out what’s on here..
What are your Summer Bucket List favourites?