How I'm Going To Try & Avoid Hearing "I'm Bored" This Summer Holiday...
I'm currently writing this post from the sun drenched island of Kos in Greece whilst Hector takes a nap in our hotel room and Charlie larks about at the beach with Tom.
One popular phrase we have yet to hear this week is "I'm bored" - but I can guarantee that within ten minutes of us stepping off the plane next week I will be asked "what we are doing tomorrow" and that by 10.10am the following day I will have already had the "I'm bored" trademark catchphrase so I am planning ahead!!
We don't have many memberships to places, we are not Merlin pass holders and for the first time ever Charlie has NO camps lines up following last years overdose on every camp possible and I am actually looking forward to having some time with the boys at home. Feel free to quote me on this in four weeks time when I'm hitting the gin at 3pm and encouraging iPad time but until that time I will try!
I have just updated my Pinterest board with loads of activities that I found on there for combating boredom in the summer holidays that include LOADS of ideas that cost pennies and often mean you can do them in the comfort of your own home.
I have also invested in some marbles for our NEW reward jar and some lollypop sticks for the boredom jar that I plan to make up when I get back which I will pack full of inspiration from Pinterest.
Charlie loves a bit of competition and at his school house points mean EVERTHING to him. Finish your lunch get a house point. Do great hand writing, get a house point. With this is mind I am starting our own Webb House Point System - where marbles mean prizes BUT watch because lose more than 5 marbles in a day and you're on an instant iPad ban for 24 hours.
I am also lucky that this September Charlie's class is being mixed up so this summer gives us a great opportunity to arrange playdates with our outgoing class as well as our incoming class.
Being a HUGE baker this summer is the summer that I will bake more with the kids - Charlie especially. Over on my Pinterest board I have also included some easy kids baking recipes to inspire you!
How will you be keeping your little people amused this summer - would love to know as I am always on the look out for inspiration!