It’s nearly that time of year again when school breaks up for SIX whole weeks of abject misery (sorry, I meant quality time with your little darlings), and if the weather doesn’t pick up soon and stop raining it’s going to make for a fun time of being stuck indoors.
Today hasn’t boded well to say it’s only a random wet Saturday they’re not at school. It doesn’t help that the 8 year old is up by 5am, so by the time it gets to 9am he’s saying he’s bored already.
In his words:
“How is it only 9 o’clock already?!”
Try staying in bed then you clown, and the day wouldn’t drag on so much. (Love him really. :-) )
I can see I’m going to have to be prepared for this summer, as I’m not holding out much hope for being able to do our usual activities such as a football kickabout in the park, farm visiting or picnics.
This being due to the fact that we have had solid sheets of rain and some kind of freak monsoon season for weeks now (with the local area already flooding in places.)
So, this year I’m going to have to do something completely alien and plan ahead. Maybe I should write out a daily plan or something.
You know, something sensible people do with small kids. Unlike me, who usually wakes up in a morning and thinks, ‘Ooh, what should we do today?!”
So I need a plan of action for rainy day activities.
- Rope them in to help me build my Ark. He had the right idea, did that Noah. (Well, it’s raining heavily enough round here. I figure I’m going to need one.)
- Take them swimming to the local swimming pool. They usually have kids swim sessions on, and ‘Inflatable Play’ sessions where they bring out all the floats, balls and toys once a week.
If the session is full I can always use the back yard. Where once stood patio flag stone, we now have a little river and our own ducks. Quack.
This may or may not be entirely true although it feels like it
I’m thinking of calling up Grandma and Grandma Pig from Peppa Pig and borrowing their boat. I think I’ll need it to get to the shops at this rate.
My brain’s in danger of becoming waterlogged from all the incessant downpours. Let’s hope the sun makes an appearance in time for school kick out in July……….